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Contact Information

401 Cooper Street
Camden, NJ 08102

For Graduate Programs:
Ms. Sandra Cheesman
Phone: (856) 225-6860

For Urban Studies:
Ms. Karen McGrath
Phone: (856) 225-6337

Dept. Fax: (856) 225-6559

Master in Public Administration

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).