Welcome to Baruch College’s School of Public Affairs
Baruch's School of Public Affairs (SPA) is New York City’s only public graduate school dedicated to public affairs, and is consistently ranked among the top 50 public policy schools in America by U.S. News and World Report.
SPA has established an outstanding track record of shaping public policy leaders in education, health policy, government, and nonprofit management. The School’s academic programs draw upon the largest public affairs faculty in the nation with 53 full-time and 45 part-time members, whom are routinely quoted in the press, consulted by government offices, foundations and nonprofit organizations, and published in the leading academic journals. SPA’s unique interdisciplinary approach combines teaching, research, professional development, and service programs, and supports CUNY’s commitment to high-quality, affordable education.
Academic programs include:
- Undergraduate and graduate degree programs in public policy and administration
- Master of Science in Education (MSEd) programs in Higher Education Administration and Educational Leadership
- A Saturday-only Executive MPA program for working professionals
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