Mercedes discusses why Hilbert's Master of Public Administration program fit for her.

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Kim Chiarmonte
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The Franciscan Scholarship is automatically awarded to students who have earned a 3.0 or above in their undergraduate degree. This scholarship, once awarded, represents a 20% discount off tuition only and is renewable each consecutive term.

The Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree is designed to develop and promote leadership potential. The world of nonprofit, governmental, healthcare, and law-enforcement related agencies requires individuals with sharp analytic skills, budgetary acumen and excellent human relations ability.

Within this program, students develop a research level necessary to set the foundation for clear data driven decision making. The program balances research with an additional focus on the need for values and ethics in public policy. As a result, Hilbert's program is consistent with its mission. It is expected that Hilbert graduates will go on to lead with a level of competency and integrity second to none.

Unique to Hilbert, the MPA curriculum includes an integrated research project threaded thoughout the program. Unlike most graduate programs that ask for a final semester thesis, the Hilbert program allows for a more thorough application of theory and research since the project starts early in the program. As students are challenged by the various coursework along the way, the research acts as a foundation upon which to ground and challenge theory to a practical application, culminating in a final capstone major project.

The accelerated cohort model is designed for individuals who are employed full time.

Public Administration Outcomes

Recent Master of Public Administration graduates have found jobs with these titles:

Assistant Vice President

Residential Program Director

Senior Program Manager

Mental Health Clinic Coordinator

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