Governing U is an index of public sector management and policy degrees from universities across the country. It provides a single source for browsing offerings from Master of Public Administration (MPA) , the Master of Public Policy (MPP) and the Executive MPA and certificate and other professional programs designed specifically for the education needs of working professionals in public service. Each entry includes a description of program offerings in the schools' own words. Governing U’s unique map interface also allows you to see the national landscape for public service grad programs and select schools for a closer look by geography
Master of Public Administration Degree
Take your passion for public service – and your career – to the next level. No matter which sector of government you work in, or what your job level is, Villanova University’s Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree can help you develop the leadership skills you need to further your career while contributing directly to the public good. With convenient, 100% online learning, you can earn your degree in about two years, receiving the same high-quality education and degree as campus-based students.
Founded in 1842, Villanova University has embodied academic excellence for generations. U.S. News & World Report has ranked Villanova as the #1 Regional University in the North – a distinction held for 20 consecutive years – and the MPA degree program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA).
By offering a world-class MPA degree 100% online, Villanova lets you learn at your own pace, on your schedule. You’ll engage in live, instructor-led virtual classes through two-way online voice communication, interact in real-time chat rooms, download MP3 and MP4 course lectures and maximize your learning through animations and simulations.
Master Certificate Programs
Villanova’s online non-degree master certificate programs are designed for managers and other professionals who want to improve their performance and prepare for industry certification. At your convenience, you can earn a multi-course master certificate – 100% online – in a wide variety of high-demand professional disciplines, including: