The Master in Public Administration is a professional 42 credit, two-year post-graduate degree designed to prepare students for managerial and other careers in government, the non-profit world and the private sector.
All students complete a set of six “Core of Common Knowledge” courses that lay a foundation for professional work in public service. Students then specialize in one of five areas of concentration: Public Management, Community Development, Educational Policy and Leadership, International Public Service and Development, or the Executive MPA. Each concentration is built around a set of required courses, colloquia and electives.
All students in the MPA program complete a graduate Internship or in the case of working professionals, an elective course, and write a capstone research paper to apply knowledge and analysis a specific policy or administrative problem.
Our MPA program offers small classes, expert advising and mentoring and the opportunity to work closely with our distinguished faculty.
MPA students with at least a 3.7 GPA are eligible to participate in Pi Alpha Alpha, the national honor society for public administration and service. The Rutgers-Camden MPA program is fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA).