MPA program receives accreditation

POUGHKEEPSIE (July 23, 2015) – Marist's Master of Public Administration (MPA) program has been accredited by the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA), the recognized global accreditor of master's degree programs in public service education.

Marist received this prestigious distinction after a rigorous peer review process and on-site visit this past spring.

"We are proud to have earned NASPAA accreditation, which recognizes the College's commitment to excellence in public service education," said Marist President Dennis J. Murray. "It also signals that our MPA program meets a field-wide standard of quality and seeks continuous improvement." NASPAA logo

NASPPA's mission is to ensure excellence in education and training for public service and to promote the ideal of public service. By receiving NASPAA accreditation, Marist's MPA program joins a community of more than 190 other accredited programs at top institutions across the Unites States and around the world, including Columbia, Harvard, and the University of Pennsylvania.

"By pursuing and achieving accreditation through a rigorous peer review," said Chandler Stolp, chair of NASPAA's Commission on Peer Review and Accreditation, "your program has demonstrated a substantial commitment to quality public service education."

About the Marist MPA - The School of Management at Marist College has offered the Master's of Public Administration graduate degree since 1980 and is considered a leading provider of the MPA degree, with hundreds of successful alumni employed in local, state, and federal agencies and not-for-profits throughout the country. Marist's MPA degree is designed for individual's with an expressed interest in public management, health care, law enforcement, and human service, as well as the broader not-for-profit sector. The Marist MPA offers several different program options depending on a student's particular needs. The MPA can be completed either part-time or full-time, and courses are available in 100%-online formats, in traditional classrooms, or in a hybrid format throughout New York, in Poughkeepsie, Fishkill, Albany, and New York City. Marist's MPA degree is also offered for professionals working in the law enforcement, emergency services, and criminal justice fields. For more information please visit marist.ed/admission/graduate/public-administration.

About NASPAA– Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration or NASPAA is the global standard in public service education. It is the membership organization of graduate education programs in public policy, public affairs, public administration, and public & nonprofit management. Its nearly 300 members - located across the U.S. and in 14 countries around the globe - award MPA, MPP, MPAff, and similar degrees. NASPAA is the recognized global accreditor of master's degree programs in these fields. Its two fold mission is to ensure excellence in education and training for public service and to promote the ideal of public service.

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