Skip to main content

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 Care Administration option prepares graduates for management positions in health care organizations
  • The Nonprofit Management option prepares graduates for administrative management positions in nonprofit organizations and other entities that regulate or fund nonprofit organizations

The three tracks offer specializations and 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

If you have admissions questions, contact Graduate Admissions at or (908) 737-4723.

Program Coordinator:

Bok Gyo Jeong, Ph.D.
Associate Professor & Acting MPA Director
Department of Public Service and Administration
Office Phone: 908-737-4282

Build lamps above students <img alt='School and Clinical Psychology'><img alt='LPC Qualification'>

Networking is the cornerstone of becoming a successful public-sector executive. The Kean MPA program instructors and fellow students offer the necessary contacts to build long-lasting professional relationships outside of the classroom."

Joseph R. Delorio
Chief Financial Officer for the Borough of Kenilworth
Public Administration Alumnus
Build lamps above students <img alt='School and Clinical Psychology'><img alt='LPC Qualification'>

The MPA program allowed me to recognize my potential as an administrator. Through a strong mentorship program and opportunities to get involved in the community, I felt really prepared once I graduated."

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


Some of our MPA graduates have had the following career opportunities: 

  • 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 public service managers, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Kean University Academics

Learn More

Visit Us

The best way to see all that Kean University has to offer is to visit our vibrant urban campus.

Request Info

Our admissions counselors are here to help you navigate the college application process. Learn more.

Apply Now

So much awaits you at Kean University. Your Kean journey begins now. Apply today.