About the School of Public Affairs
Since its founding in 1994, Baruch's School of Public Affairs (SPA) has established an outstanding record.
We have the single most diverse student body of all full time graduate programs in Public Administration in the United States, according to the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM). Our faculty is routinely cited in the press, consulted by government offices, foundations and nonprofit organizations, and published in the leading academic journals. Our students go on to rewarding careers as leaders and policy makers in education, health policy, government and nonprofit management.
In addition to its graduate programs – the MPA, the MSEd, and the MSEd in Higher Education Administration -- the School has a growing undergraduate major in Public Affairs (BSPA). Students in all of our programs have access to a wide range of internships in the public and nonprofit sectors and have been highly successful in national awards competitions.
We are also proud of our extremely effective research centers, including the Center on Equality, Pluralism and Policy (CEPP), the Center for Innovation and Leadership in Government (CILG), and the Center for Nonprofit Strategy and Management (CNSM). SPA boasts highly developed capacities in population studies, bringing together the resources of the CUNY Institute for Demographic Research (CIDR), the New York Census Research Data Center (NYCRDC), and Baruch College Survey Research (BCSR).
The School has 47 full-time faculty and approximately 1,200 students.