TAMPA, Fla., June 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Pursue your passion for public service - online! That's the message U.S. News-ranked Villanova University is sending to qualified professionals as it opens its campus-based MPA program to online learners worldwide. The program, which has a long and distinguished history at Villanova, is designed to prepare students to effectively lead and manage across local/state/federal governments, non-governmental organizations (NGO) and the non-profit sector. With enrollment now underway and classes beginning in August, current applicants can be among the first to experience the interactive MPA program, which is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA).
Students enrolling in Villanova's online MPA program follow the same curriculum and earn the same degree as on-campus students, studying at their own pace to accommodate their busy schedules. Through video-based and live, interactive virtual classes powered by University Alliance, Villanova's partner in online learning, students gain advanced knowledge and learn from experts in the field. Instructors are well-respected professionals, authors and award-winning scholars who have helped set the standards for public administration by holding positions that contributed directly to the public good. To further promote student success, the program also has student chapters of the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) and Pi Alpha Alpha Honor Society (PAA).
With courses in strategic planning, management in the public and non-profit sectors, organizational effectiveness, leadership ethics, finance, public personnel and others, the MPA program prepares students for a variety of careers. Whether they're managing a department or an entire city, serving in the military or leading fundraising programs for a non-profit - an area expected to add 43% more employees this year* - the MPA can help them achieve new levels of success.
"Villanova is very pleased to bring the MPA program online, enabling professionals everywhere to enhance their expertise," said Adele Lindenmeyr, PhD and Dean of Graduate Studies for Villanova's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. "With our strong curriculum, dedicated educators and 15-year campus history, the MPA will give them the knowledge they need to become thoughtful leaders who bring about positive change in the world."
To learn more about this exciting Master of Public Administration online program, and to discover how furthering your education can help you achieve your professional and personal goals, call 866-301-6682 or visit http://www.VillanovaU.com.
*2012 Nonprofit HR Solution's 2012 Employment Trends Survey
About Villanova University
Since 1842, Villanova University's Augustinian Catholic intellectual tradition has been the cornerstone of an academic community in which students learn to think critically, act compassionately and succeed while serving others. There are more than 10,000 undergraduate, graduate and law students in the University's five colleges - the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Villanova School of Business, the College of Engineering, the College of Nursing and the Villanova University School of Law. As students grow intellectually, Villanova prepares them to become ethical leaders who create positive change everywhere life takes them. Villanova has been ranked the #1 Regional University in the North by U.S. News & World Report for nearly two decades.
About University Alliance
The University Alliance (UA) facilitates the promotion and online delivery of associate's, bachelor's and master's degrees as well as professional certificate programs from the nation's leading traditional universities and institutions. Powered by UA's technology and support services, its university partners have surpassed 450,000 online enrollments - making UA the largest facilitator of e-learning in the country. University partners include Villanova University, the University of Notre Dame's Mendoza College of Business, Florida Institute of Technology, Michigan State University, University of Florida, the University of San Francisco, the University of Vermont, The University of Scranton, Jacksonville University, Dominican University, and New England College.
Sandy Levine, VP of Marketing Services
Bisk Education/University Alliance Online
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SOURCE Villanova University