What will I learn?

Fairfield University’s new state-accredited Master of Public Administration (MPA) is designed to examine pressing social, ethical, and professional issues, while developing strong leadership abilities for career advancement. Courses emphasize theory, research, and application in the following: city and state governments, non-profit organizations, healthcare management, and private research. Students are also able to work with dedicated teachers to tailor their curriculum to their personal, professional, and academic goals.

Professionals with MPAs find careers in a variety of fields including:

Nonprofits: Connecticut Council for Philanthropy, Save the Children, Connecticut Voices for Children, AmeriCares, United Way, etc.
Positions in regional, city, state, and government offices
Healthcare management
Data Analyst for public and private organizations
Financial Analyst for public organizations
Management consulting firms
Public and private Universities
Public libraries

Which department am I in?

College of Arts and Sciences

Study options

Full Time (42 credit hours)

Tuition fees
USD $800 per credit hour
Start date

Expected January, September 2022


College of Arts and Sciences

1073 North Benson Road,



6824, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants for the Master of Arts degree must hold an earned bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university and must give promise of meeting the standards set by the School. A minimum cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 2.67 is strongly recommended.

For international students

Applicants for the MPA must hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university (or the international equivalent). Applicants are required to meet all program prerequisites, which includes the following undergraduate course: Statistics (MA 17, Probability and Statistics).

IELTS: 6.5, TOEFL: 80, a minimum score of 550 (paper-based), 213 (computer-based) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language is the preferred documentation

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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