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1 School of Public Affairs and Administration Online MPA Open House
Spring 2015

2 Agenda Welcome & Introductions
Overview of the School of Public Affairs and Administration Online MPA curriculum and concentrations Overview of the online MPA program International Experience & Internships Admission requirements Tuition, Fees, and Financial Aid

3 Welcome by Peter Hoontis, Associate Dean Students & Academic Services

4 Department of Students & Academic Services
Dr. Peter Hoontis Oversees the Students and Academic Services Department Gail Daniels Assistant Dean for Graduate Programs Responsible for making admissions decisions Sharon Stroye Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Programs Responsible for the undergraduate program Tugba Aksoy Sr. Student Programs Manager Registration, Advising, Course Management, Troubleshooting Shadi Ibrahim Director, Recruitment & Outreach Oversees the application process

5 School of Public Affairs and Administration
The School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA) at Rutgers University-Newark is highly recognized for its knowledge and competence in public service and administration, with particular attention to the fields of performance measurement, management, and improvement. Guided by the principles of Knowledge, Competence, Diversity, Service, and Ethics – with an emphasis on public service values and competencies for effective performance – SPAA promotes accountability, transparency, and performance in the public and nonprofit sectors.

6 School of Public Affairs and Administration
Highly ranked by U.S. News and World Report  and Accredited by NASPAA - the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration. U.S. News & World Report ranks Rutgers SPAA: 4th nationally in Information and Technology Management 7th nationally in Public Management/Administration 10th nationally in Public Finance and Budgeting 11th nationally in City Management and Urban Policy 18th nationally in Nonprofit Management 23rd nationally in Public Affairs 24th nationally in Public Policy Analysis

7 Curriculum The 42-credit curriculum consists of 11 courses (33 credits) of core and 3 electives (9 credits). Core Courses (33 credits) Core I – Foundation   Core II – Research and Analysis   Core III – Management Core IV – Financial Management Core V – Application Concentration (9 credits) Public and Nonprofit Performance Management  Health Care Administration Nonprofit Management Budgeting and Financial Management

8 Sample Advisement Sheet

9 Program Overview 14 courses 2 courses per semester
3 semesters (fall, spring, and summer) Degree completion in 2.5 years

10 International Experience & Internships
Students have the opportunity to participate in an International Experience course and/or an Internship. Each course is 3 credits and it can be counted towards the concentration. International Experiences Seoul, South Korea (summer) London, England (spring) Dominican Republic (winter) Internships* Washington DC Summer Internships Internships at local government or nonprofit organizations *All internships must be approved by the Associate Dean, Peter Hoontis

11 Admission Requirements
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university Official undergraduate transcripts Personal statement Resume Three letters of recommendation Online program application Non-refundable $65 application fee GRE scores (for students with an undergraduate GPA below 3.0) TOEFL scores (for international applicants) 79 or higher

12 Tuition, Fees, and Financial Aid
Tuition and Fees Tuition cost is $919 per credit (each course is 3 credits) Student fees of $300 per course Total cost : $ 42,798 Financial Aid Graduate student loan options include: Federal Direct Loans, Federal Graduate PLUS Loans, and Private Loans. Students must be registered for at least 6 credits to qualify for Financial Aid For more information please visit

13 Enrollment Coaches & Student Support
Belinda Trejo ext Tiffany Hawks ext Victor Rogers ext Christy Moos ext. 2106 Student Support Services:

14 Questions?

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