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Master of Public Administration

More Information

Andrea Lamontagne
Tel: 203-365-4748
lamontagnea@claudiospianobar.com

Location

Academic Building, HC 212P
5151 Park Avenue
Fairfield, CT 06825

Program Director

Lesley DeNardis, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Tel: 203-371-7834
denardisl@claudiospianobar.com


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Preparing Dynamic Leaders to Serve the Common Good

Public AdmimistrationIf you’re ready to become an innovative leader prepared to serve your community for today and tomorrow.

  • Delivered in a format of both on-campus and online courses
  • The MPA can be completed in one year full-time or two years part-time
  • Trimester schedule with classes meeting every other Saturday
  • Available to students with a Bachelor of Arts or Science degree in any field
  • Ideal for candidates seeking public sector career placement or advancement
  • No experience required
  • State-of-the-art facility in the Martire Business & Communication Center

First Responder Discount

Sacred Heart University offers a 50% tuition discount for first responders throughout the tri-state area who enroll in the program.

MPA Degree Objectives

As a part of this new and in-demand program with robust career opportunities, you will:

  • Learn to strategically manage resources in public and non-profit organizations
  • Develop an understanding of the public policy process and changing social demographics
  • Harness information technology and apply analytical skills to make data-informed decisions
  • Apply ethical and legal principles to identify problem-solving actions
  • Learn to foster transparency and accountability by communicating key public issues to diverse audiencesMartire Lobby

Additional Program Benefits

  • Both on-campus and online classes to facilitate learning
  • Access to SHU Policy Polling Center for conducting survey research on public policy issues

Latest News & Events

Sacred Heart Students Question Local Legislators on Issues

November 6, 2019

一道本不卡免费高清Sacred Heart University students asked two local legislators about student debt, taxes and other issues at the Institute for Public Policy’s Town Hall Meeting in late October.As part of the institute’s legislator-in-residence program, State Sen. Tony Hwang (R-28) and State Rep. Cristin McCarthy Vahey (D-133), who each represent Fairfield, spent two days on campus meeting with large and small student groups. They participated in classroom visits, roundtable discussions, lunch gatherings and other events, including the Town Hall Meeting.

Sacred Heart Marks Professor’s Book Release with Policy Talk

October 2, 2019

State legislators joined professors at Sacred Heart University recently for a discussion on policy, coinciding with the release of Prof. Gary Rose’s new book, “Connecticut in Crisis: Policy Challenges and the 2018 Contest for Governor.” The panel discussion, which took place in the Frank and Marisa Martire Center for the Liberal Arts forum, was moderated by Prof. Lesley DeNardis, SHU’s director of the Institute for Public Policy, who also wrote the foreword for Rose’s book. Panelists included Rose, chair of the department of government, and the University’s legislators in residence: state Sen. Tony Hwang (R-28th District), and state Rep. Cristin McCarthy Vahey (D 133rd District). The talk focused on Rose’s book, which was available for purchase at the event.

State’s Chief Justice Speaks on Constitution Day

September 19, 2019

一道本不卡免费高清Sacred Heart University marked Constitution Day this month with a distinguished visitor, Connecticut Supreme Court Chief Justice Richard A. Robinson, who spoke of memorable court cases, his strong conviction to the rule of law and thoughts on today’s political climate.