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All classes and activities will operate on a normal schedule for Friday, November 16. Click here for more information.

What You Learn

You can improve your practical skill set and theoretical background in public administration by pursuing one of the following:

  • The Public Management option focuses on generalist skills with courses on budgeting, human resources and more
  • The Health Services Administration option prepares graduates for management positions in health services organizations
  • The Nonprofit Management option prepares graduates for administrative management positions in nonprofit organizations and other entities that regulate or fund nonprofit organizations

All three tracks provide a comprehensive MPA education that will be an asset in the job market.

Application Deadlines (for ALL three programs):

Fall: June 30
Spring: December 1

Mission Statement: The mission of the Kean University Master of Public Administration Program (MPA) is to prepare students to be managers and professionals in public, health service and nonprofit organizations who are committed to public service and are globally aware and engaged in their communities.

Public Administration (MPA)

Program Coordinator:

Patricia Moore

908-737- 4033

Public Administration - Health Services Administration (MPA)

Program Coordinator:

Gerry Nwabueze

(908) 737-4038

Public Administration - Nonprofit Management (MPA)

Program Coordinator:

Patricia Moore

908-737- 4033

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The Kean MPA program provided me with the tools necessary to meet the always changing and dynamic field of public sector management."

Joseph R. Delorio '93
Chief Financial Officer for the Borough of Kenilworth
Public Administration Alumnus
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The MPA program, which continues to improve itself, allowed me to recognize my potential as an administrator. Through a strong mentorship program from professors like Dr. Moore and opportunities to get involved in the MPA community, whether that was through the honor society or at NASPAA (The Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration), I felt really prepared once I graduated."

Alicia-Ann Caesar '16
Director of Training, Cerebral Palsy of North Jersey
MPA Grad

After Kean

Jobs held by some MPA graduates include:

  • Pratt University -- VP for Institutional Advancement
  • City of Elizabeth -- Mayor
  • Borough of Roselle -- Borough Administrator
  • City of Asbury Park -- City Manager
  • Township of Eavesham -- Township Manager
  • Borough of Princeton -- City Administrator
  • Borough of Kenilworth -- Chief Municipal Financial Officer)
  • Brain Injury Alliance of NJ -- Director of Advocacy & Public Affairs
  • New Jersey Assembly -- State Assemblyman
  • New Jersey Senate -- State Senator
  • Barnabas Health NJ -- Regional Director Radiation Oncology Services
  • Newark Housing Authority -- Chief Operating Officer
  • Arch Service Agency -- Managing Director
  • Kean University -- Associate Budget Director
  • Township of Aberdeen -- Township Manager
  • Windsor Healthcare Communities -- Administrator
  • Orange Housing Authority -- Chief Executive Officer
  • North Carolina State University -- Associate Professor/Former Chair for Commission on Peer Review Accreditation
  • Montclair State University -- Director of Student Services
  • Keansburg Township -- City Administrator


Projected job growth by 2026 for social and community service managers, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics


The MPA program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA), the membership organization of graduate education programs in public policy, public affairs, public administration, and public and nonprofit management. Its over 300 members — located across the U.S. and in 24 countries around the globe — award MPA, MPP, MPAff and similar degrees.

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