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First MPA degree is awarded
The School of Business and Public Administration and the School of Arts and Sciences create a Department of Public Administration
The Department's MPA is the first in NYC accredited by NASPAA
Partnership with National Urban Fellowship begins; MPA-NUF track is created
Executive MPA program starts (the oldest in NYC and second oldest in America)
The School of Public Affairs is founded,
offering MPA tracks in Public Management, Nonprofit Administration, Policy Analysis & Health Care Policy; MSEd in Education, MSEd in Higher Education Administration
Educational Leadership Programs are established
The Robert Luciano Chair in Health Policy is established
Ackerman Chair and seasonal lectures are established
Launch of the School's Executive Programs with nonprofit partners
Junior and Senior Fellows Programs launched with UWNYC, followed by programs with the Hispanic Federation, the Greater New York Hospitals Association, the Health and Hospitals Corporation, the New York City Housing Authority, and United Neighborhood Houses, among other partners.
Center for Nonprofit Strategy and Management is established
David S. Birdsell
The School of Public Affairs is the first higher education institution to be honored for innovation in nonprofit education by The United Way of NYC
CUNY Institute for Demographic Research is established
The Washington Semester is established
Dean's Advisory Board is established
Celebrates its 20th
The Master's in International Affairs is established. In September, the School Receives $30 million transformational gift and is renamed the Austin W. Marxe School of Public and International Affairs. In October Dean Birdsell was appointed president of NASPAA (Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration).
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The Austin W. Marxe School of Public and International Affairs is New York City's only public graduate school dedicated to public affairs. Since 1994, we have offered undergraduate and graduate-level degrees in public policy and administration, and Master of Science in Education (MSEd) program in Higher Education Administration (MSEd-HEA). In the fall of 2017 we launched a Master of International Affairs (MIA) degree program.
We draw upon one of the largest public affairs faculty in the nation, and we apply an interdisciplinary approach to teaching, research, and professional development.
Learn more about us by viewing alumni testimonials.