Students looking to acquire their Master of Public Administration in a timely manner can pursue the accelerated 14-month MPA program track. The accelerated MPA program provides students with the opportunity to discover unique concentrations, receive hands-on industry-related experiences, and can enhance their academic and professional career goals quicker.
Master of Public Administration
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Master Leadership Skills with a Marist MPA
Expand your skills as a leader and innovator. Obtain the latest knowledge and skills and master public service values on your schedule. Complete your education ready to manage a 21st-century public, health care, or nonprofit organization.
Excel in the Public Sector with a Specialized MPA
The Marist MPA is accredited by the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA), and gives students access to sector-specific management knowledge, skills, and values. Alongside this rigorous and comprehensive skill development program, students study and explore core public service values that will continue to shape the effectiveness and ethical fabric of our nation. Concentrations include:
The Master of Public Administration degree was designed with flexibility, offering full- and part-time approaches. You can complete your courses 100% online as a full-time or part-time student. Marist brings its classes to you with online and hybrid courses, as well as satellite locations in Albany and Queens.
A Respected and Unique MPA Program that Conforms to Your Schedule
The Marist MPA program affords students the opportunity to develop intricate leadership skills in a manner that works for students who are managing busy schedules. With start terms throughout the calendar year, and classes delivered however you choose, the Marist MPA program can help students take their career to the next level. View tuition and fees >
We offer multiple start terms throughout the calendar year including August, October, January, March, and June.
Every course is offered 100% online for your flexibility.
Juggle your busy schedule with full-time and part-time class offerings.
Choose the course track that most interests you including public management, ethical leadership, analytics, nonprofit management, or healthcare administration.
Backed by the global standard for public service education.
According to student reported data, 96% of 2019-20 graduates were employed upon completion of the program.
Seasoned Industry Experts with Diverse Perspectives on Success
The faculty within the Marist MPA program will teach you the skills you need to lead in the global community of the 21st century, because they have a variety of professional experiences to bring to your education. Our faculty take an individualized approach that combines industry knowledge with research to provide students with a well-rounded experience. View all public and non-profit administration faculty >
Dr. Carrizales joined the Marist faculty in 2006 after completing his doctoral work in technology and public administration at Rutgers University. He is constantly exploring how technology is a tool for public sector effectiveness both in the real world and in the classroom. Dr. Carrizales' current research area focuses on the role of cultural competency in the public sector.
Dr. Henderson joined the Marist faculty after previously serving as a chief administrative officer, operational officer, director, and volunteer with several emergency services organizations. His research focuses on front-line policy implementation in public and nonprofit organizations, rules and discretionary decision-making, organizational behavior, and personnel management.
Dr. Zahradnik came to academia from a successful career in business-to-business and healthcare marketing and public relations. Her scholarly research is a continuation of her substantial practical experiences, focusing on critical areas of inquiry in non-profit program evaluation and rural healthcare business strategies.
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