100% Online Master of Public Administration

Become a leader at a public affairs institution ranked #12 in the nation for management and leadership and #14 in nonprofit management (Rutgers–Newark). No GRE is required.

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Develop Innovative Solutions

Current, complex issues require the skills to think critically and generate the right solutions. Fulfill your leadership potential by learning the analytical, financial, communication, and management skills you need to excel in the public (government or nonprofit careers) or private sector—in a flexible, 100% online learning format. The online MPA features nationally competitive tuition with no online course fees, and no GRE is required to apply.

You’ll have the option to add one of four degree concentrations to tailor your education:

  • Budgeting and Financial Management
  • Healthcare Administration
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Public and Nonprofit Performance Management


New Jersey public management and leadership program

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National public management and leadership program

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New Jersey nonprofit management program

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National nonprofit management program

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Career Opportunities

Public Relations/Fundraising Manager ($163,930)

Enhance the public image or coordinate donations for an employer or client. Projected 13% growth by 2030.

Medical/Health Services Manager ($127,380)

Oversee a medical or health facility, department, or practice. Projected 32% growth by 2030.

Social/Community Service Manager ($92,370)

Oversee programs and organizations that support public well-being. Projected 15% growth by 2030.

Emergency Management Director ($108,930)

Lead the preparation and response for natural disasters and other emergencies. Projected 6% growth by 2030.

Other potential careers include public affairs specialist, development coordinator, city manager, human resources manager, urban planner, data analyst, public works manager, budget analyst, economic consultant, executive director, policy manager, and various offices and administrative roles at the local, state, and federal government levels.

All employment data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Salary info using mean annual wage for New Jersey.

Committed to Excellence, Wherever You Are

As America’s 8th oldest institution of higher learning, Rutgers University has produced alumni who’ve made their imprint on American history for generations, improving local, regional, national, and global communities in myriad meaningful ways.

We are a nationally-recognized research institution and the state of New Jersey’s preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education with industry recognized faculty of Guggenheim Fellows, MacArthur “Genius Awards” Fellows, Fulbright Scholars, and Pulitzer Prize winners. Whether educating students on campus in New Jersey or online across the country, we are committed to excellence in education, providing a positive student experience, and producing good citizens of the world.

With every new class, we seek to evolve and continue our storied tradition of excellence and integrity.

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