Academic Building, HC 212P
5151 Park Avenue
Fairfield, CT 06825
Preparing Dynamic Leaders to Serve the Common Good
If 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 audiences
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
- Participation in client-based projects with the non-profit community in Fairfield County via Sacred Heart’s own Center for Not-for-Profit Organizations.
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.