Master of Public Administration / Non-Profit Management
Seton Hall University

Program Details

About Seton Hall University

Founded in 1856, Seton Hall is one of the country’s leading Catholic universities. Rich in history, Seton Hall is also an institution on the riseU.S. News ranks us among the top 125 National Universities. Through online programs such as our Master of Public Administration, we offer an intellectually challenging environment, real-world experiences and the support of a close-knit community that propels great minds. We cultivate leaders who align personal achievement with a deep commitment to civic good.

Online M.P.A. Degree Overview

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

Degree Highlights:


  • Duration: Less than 3 years
  • No GRE/GMAT required
  • Ranked #18 in Non-Profit Management by U.S. News & World Report
  • Accredited by NASPAA, the global standard in public service education
  • Curriculum mapped to the N.A.C.C. guidelines
  • Real-world learning through capstone project


Career Outlook

The field of public administration is competitive and dynamic, with significant opportunities for highly trained professionals. The non-profit sector has grown 20 percent in the past 10 years,* and employment opportunities are expected to grow 10 percent from 2016 to 2026.**


Through practical instruction, internship opportunities, a diverse network of fellow students, and career resources, you’ll be well-prepared and qualified for opportunities in:

  • Executive director of a non-profit organization
  • Program director for an N.G.O.
  • Business manager of a local municipality
  • Chief of staff for an elected official
  • City manager
  • Budget analyst
  • Social and community service manager

% Online

100% Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA)

School Accreditation & Licensing

Seton Hall University is accredited by:

Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Admission Tests

Proof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)

Application Requirements

Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV, Statement of Purpose/Intent