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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 ReportHighly ranked by U.S. News and World Report and Accredited by NASPAAAccredited 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 https://studentaid.rutgers.edu/https://studentaid.rutgers.edu/

13 Enrollment Coaches & Student Support Enrollment Coaches: Belinda Trejoext Tiffany Hawksext Victor Rogersext Christy Moosext Student Support Services:

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