Public Administration - Non-Profit Management (M.P.A.)

DEGREE OFFERED

Master of Public Administration

  • Option: Non-profit Management

CAMPUS OPTIONS

  • Main Campus (Union, NJ)
  • Kean Ocean Campus (Toms River, NJ) MPA courses are offered at Kean Ocean, however, the entire program cannot be completed at this location.

APPLICATION DEADLINE

Fall:        June 30
Spring:   December 1

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

This concentration prepares graduates for administrative management positions in nonprofit organizations and other organizations that regulate or fund nonprofit organizations. The program provides students with opportunities in the classroom and in the field to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to become an effective pro­gram administrator. This concentration is designed to assist individuals who are serving in nonprofit organizations or those seeking to serve in the nonprofit sector.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

In addition to the University’s admission requirements:

  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university
  • Cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 (lower GPA’s will be considered based on overall strength of application)
  • Official transcripts from all institutions attended
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Departmental interview may be required
  • Personal statement
  • Writing sample
  • Professional Resume/CV
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores (for applicants whose native language is not English). Exceptions can be made for students who have completed at least 6 credits of college level English courses from a U.S. institution, or who have submitted SAT or ACT exam scores.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

  • 33 credits in required courses
  • 12 credits in Nonprofit concentration required courses
  • 3 credit in electives
  • *3 credit internship (may be waived for students with appropriate experience)

REQUIRED COURSES – 33 CREDITS

PA 5001

Global Foundations of Public Administration

3 credits

PA 5021

Economic Issues in Public Administration

3 credits

PA 5040

Public Budgeting and Financial Management

3 credits

PA 5110

Human Resources in Public Administration

3 credits

PA 5225

Startegic Planning in Mamagement

3 credits

PA 5245 Management of Information Systems in the Public Sector 3 credits
PA 5250 Leadership and Management 3 credits
PA 5960 *Graduate Internship in Public Administration 3 credits
PA 5988 Analytical Methods for Public Management 3 credits
PA 5989 Reserach Methods and Design 3 credits
PA 5990 Capstone Seminar 3 credits

NONPROFIT CONCENTRATION REQUIRED COURSES - 12 credits

PA 5215

The Grants Process in the Intergovernmental Systems

3 credits

PA 5710

Introduction to Nonprofit Management

3 credits

PA 5730

Nonprofit Organization Law and Governance

3 credits

PA 5750 or 5830

Social Entrepreneurship and Enterprise: Management and Models
or Healthcare and Nonprofit Marketing

3 credits

ELECTIVES – 3 CREDITS

PA 5125

Collective Negotiations and Public Employment

3 credits

PA 5144

Conflict Resolution in the Public Sector

3 credits

PA 5230

Improving Public Organization

3 credits

PA 5235

Public Program Evaluation

3 credits

PA 5270 Ethical Issues in Public and Nonprofit Administration 3 credits

PA 5470

Governing New Jersey: Issues in Management and Administration

3 credits

PA 5500

Advanced Topics in Public Management

3 credits

PA 5550  Global Issues in Comaparative Public Administration 3 credits

PA 5700

Urban Politics and Administration

3 credits

PA 5805

Health Care: Organization and Structure

3 credits

PA 5810 Health Care Administration 3 credits
PA 5825 Health Care Law and Politics 3 credits

PA 5860

Issues in Modern Health Care

3 credits

PA 5910

Current Issues in Public Administration I

3 credits

PA 5911

Current Issues in Public Administration II

3 credits

PA 5985

Independent Study in Public Administration

3 credits

ECO 5913

Health Economics

3 credits

COMM 5650

Communicating in Organizations

3 credits

ID 5270

Ethics and Public Policy

3 credits

 

TOTAL OF 45-48 CREDITS

Program Mission and SLOs

 

FOR INFORMATION REGARDING APPLICATION

gradadmissions@kean.edu
908.737.7100

Program coordinator

DR. PAT MOORE
Willis (W) 311
T. 908.737.4314
pmoore@kean.edu

 

Updated 11/13/14