Rutgers University Online MPA – Specialization in Nonprofit Management

Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick Campus

Year Founded: Jan. 1, 2000
Date Posted: Dec. 16, 2016
Sustainability Topics: Curriculum, Public Engagement
Content Type: Academic Programs
Program Type: Master's Degree
Completion: 2.5 years
Distance: Distance Education
Commitment: Both


A great education starts with a great curriculum. The public administration degree from Rutgers School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA) gives students a broad understanding of the field and its relevant issues. The programs curriculum explores four areas of public administration to help students develop their strategy, expertise, and leadership mindset in their desired area of interest. Apply new skills to the workplace immediately. Explore every avenue of public administration with coursework in ethics, economics, finance, and strategic planning. Tackle real-world issues with a capstone project.

Rutgers Online innovative programs provide all the advantages of an on-campus education—small classes, personalized instruction, rigorous curriculum, hands-on learning opportunities, and world-renowned faculty—plus the convenience and flexibility of learning anytime, anywhere.

Learning Outcomes

The 42-credit M.P.A. curriculum consists of 33 credits of core curriculum courses and 9 elective credits from one of the following areas of concentration: Public and Nonprofit Management, or Budgeting and Financial Management.