Program Overview

The online M.P.A. from Seton Hall University provides the foundation students need to turn theory into practice as a leader or manager of non-profit or government organizations. Students will develop essential skills in social entrepreneurship, leadership and management, board staff relations, fundraising, volunteer management and grantsmanship. In addition, students develop practical management skills through a capstone practicum project or a research seminar. Students graduate ready to effect positive change and improve communities.

Career Outlook

The online M.P.A. prepares graduates with the management skills and understanding of public administration they need for roles leading with purpose in non-profit management, government, social service, museums, higher education or healthcare. Representative roles this degree will prepare students for include executive director of a homeless shelter, program director for an NGO, business manager of a local municipality, chief of staff for a U.S. senator, city manager, budget analyst, social and community service manager and fundraising manager. To facilitate job placement, each student is paired with an alumni mentor who can provide career advice.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Middle States Commission on Higher Education


    • Statement of Purpose
    • Resume
    • Letters of recommendation
    • Official transcripts
    • A bachelors degree

    School Overview

    Founded in 1856, Seton Hall University maintains a long-standing reputation of proven academic excellence combined with a rich Catholic heritage. The regionally-accredited university commits to quality and affordable education offering online programs that provide added flexibility for working professionals and adult students. Online graduate programs range from studies in healthcare and nursing to accounting and business administration.

    Through online programs SHU offers an intellectually challenging environment, real-world experiences and a culture of optimism that propels great minds. The University engages in a mission to cultivate the kinds of leaders who align personal ambition with a deep commitment to civic good.


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