January 7, 2020

Intelligent.com selects the University’s Master of Arts in Leadership and Public Administration for latest recognition

Hackettstown, N.J., Jan. 7, 2020—Intelligent.com has named Centenary University’s Master of Arts in Leadership and Public Administration (MLPA) degree as one of the top 50 MLPA programs in the nation. The website recently assessed MLPA programs at 139 accredited colleges and universities across the United States before developing its final ranking, which listed this year’s selections in alphabetical order.

“Our students work incredibly hard to learn the nuances of effective leadership in our program, which they begin using immediately in their lives,” said Jeffrey Carter, Ph.D., graduate program director for leadership and public administration. “This recognition solidifies the success of our program based on our graduates’ proven abilities.”

The recognition follows a fall semester highlighted by Centenary’s inclusion on four additional prestigious listings of colleges and universities. In addition to Intelligent.com, Centenary was recently recognized by US News & World Report as a Top Performer on Social Mobility—Regional Universities North; as the sixth best among New Jersey’s colleges and universities by personal finance website WalletHub; as a Top 3 MBA Program by NJBIZ; and as a Top 50 Best Online Business Program in the nation by Study.com.

For its 2020 research guide, Intelligent.com evaluated MLPA programs based on curriculum quality, graduation rate, reputation, and post-graduate employment. The process employs a unique scoring system that also includes student engagement, potential return on investment, and leading third party evaluations. Noting projected steady job growth in this field, the website concluded, “Students who pursue any one of these programs can expect to gain employment much quicker in comparison to candidates without a degree.”

Centenary’s MLPA prepares professionals to advance into supervisory and management positions in a wide variety of career fields, from public and private sector employees to police, firefighters, military personnel, and healthcare workers. The University offers flexible scheduling for the 30-credit program, including traditional classes at its Hackettstown campus, as well as an accelerated online program. Sworn law enforcement officers, full-time fire service personnel, and government employees receive a 30 percent tuition discount.

For more information about earning a MLPA degree from Centenary University, contact Associate Director for Graduate Programs Jenna Racioppi, 908-852-1400, ext. 2074 or Jenna.Racioppi@centenaryuniversity.edu.

For program information, go to: http://bit.ly/2QxuFpU


Founded in 1867 by the Newark Conference of the United Methodist Church, Centenary University’s academic program integrates a solid liberal arts foundation with a strong career orientation. This mix provides an educational experience that prepares students to succeed in the increasingly global and interdependent world. The University’s main campus is located in Hackettstown, N.J., with its equestrian facility in Washington Township. The Centenary University School of Professional Studies offers degree programs at two locations, Parsippany and Edison, as well as online and at corporate sites throughout New Jersey.

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