St Joseph Hall

About Us

Our program is very cost-competitive and we serve students currently employed or seeking employment in the public and nonprofit sectors. The University of Dayton has offered an MPA degree since 1967.

Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration, the MPA program consists of 39 semester hours with 27 hours of core courses. Students without current employment in the public or non-profit sectors participate in an internship program, while those students currently working in relevant jobs engage in a public service project to expand their career options. Classes are typically offered during the evening, one night per week, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.

We emphasize a core of recognized public management skills, including the development of team-oriented and interpersonal skills, organizational and communication skills, and organizational leadership capabilities. The program is proud to be an academic affiliate of the University's Fitz Center for Leadership in Community.

Graduation Rates

MPA Entering in 2007 Initially Enrolled Graduated in 100% of Degree Program Length Graduated in 150% of Degree Program Length Graduated in 200% of Degree Program Length
Full Time 12 7 12 12
Part Time 9 0 0 7
MPA Total 21 7 12 19

Employment Rates, 6 months after graduation

Employment Sector 2010-2011 Graduates
Pre-Service
2010-2011 Graduates
In-Service
2011-2012 Graduates
Pre-Service
2011-2012 Graduates
In-Service
US Government 2 1 2
Ohio Government 1
City/County/Local Government 3 3
Non-profit (domestic) 5
Non-profit/NGO (international) 1
Private (not research/consulting) 2
Obtaining further education 2 1
Status unknown 3
Total 10 6 5 5