Phone: 267-386-3001

To learn more about all of our program offerings, contact Kelly Smack at or 267-386-3019.

Joseph Santivasci, M.Ed.
Director, WCU Philadelphia Campus
Associate Provost for Enrollment Management and Campus Planning
Phone: 610-436-3376
Email: Joseph Santivasci

Marcie Cohen, M.S.
Associate Director for Student Services
Phone: 267-386-3014
Email: Marcie Cohen

Ben Morgan, M.A.
Associate Director, Student Success Center
Phone: 267-386-3027
Email: Ben Morgan

Kyle Murray
MSW Recruiter
Phone: 610-738-0339
Email: Kyle Murray

Kelly Smack, MSW
Assistant Director for Recruitment
Phone: 267-386-3019
Email: Kelly Smack

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Master of Public Administration (MPA)

The Master of Public Administration (MPA) program at West Chester University in Philadelphia is a professional degree program designed for individuals who want to learn or grow their administrative and public management and policy analysis skills.

The program at our Philadelphia location provides high-quality, accessible, flexible, and affordable education for a diverse group of leaders. Our students train to manage and lead across industries, including the public, nonprofit, and private sectors.

The MPA is designed for working professionals and can be completed full- or part-time, in person at the Philadelphia campus, through a hybrid option, or 100% online. The MPA program at WCU is available through our AACSB-accredited College of Business and Public Management and is accredited by NASPAA, the gold standard in public service education.

Program Highlights:

  • Nonprofit Administration Track
  • NASPAA accredited
  • Flexible
  • Affordable
  • Convenient location
  • 18% projected industry growth through 2026
  • Easy to apply; no GRE required

What can I do with this degree?

Our students are successful in any industry they choose. Many can be found in local, state and federal government; nonprofits (including founding their own organizations), law enforcement, education administration. Our graduates have been hired by many prestigious companies including:

  • Chester County Hospital
  • Crestwood Area School District
  • Federal Reserve
  • Human Achievement Project
  • Philabundance
  • Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health
  • Pennsylvania State Legislature
  • Rutgers University
  • United States Department of Defense
  • United States Department of Education
  • United States Secret Service
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • West Chester University


For more information about the MPA program, please contact Lillian Miller, Assistant Director, Public Policy and Administration.

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