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NATIONAL URBAN FELLOWS-MPA

National Urban Fellows, Inc. (NUF) is a nonprofit organization whose purpose is to prepare students from diverse backgrounds for leadership positions in government and nonprofit organizations. It has successfully prepared over 1,400 mid-career people of color and women for public service careers.  There is an extensive network of NUF alumni from across the nation and internationally.  NUF has partnered with Baruch College since 1983. 

The MPA is attained in 14-months. Students complete 24 credits on-campus during two intensive summer sessions. In the fall and spring semesters, fellows complete an additional 21 credits online while working full-time in a nine-month mentorship assignment with a public official or nonprofit administrator. Mentorship placements are arranged by NUF and may be in any location in the nation or Puerto Rico.  Each fellow receives a monthly stipend, health insurance, a book allowance, relocation and travel reimbursement, and partial payment of Baruch College tuition.

Admission is competitive and made directly to NUF. Information can be obtained from info@nuf.org or spa.specialprograms@baruch.cuny.edu.

Curriculum (3 credits each)

Summer

Fall

  • PAF 9120 Public and Nonprofit Management                              
  • PAF 9191 Mentorship in Public Affairs                                         

Spring

  • PAF 9140 Budgeting and Financial Analysis I
  • PAF 9151 Administration of the Nonprofit Sector and Voluntary Agencies
  • PAF 9160 Public and Nonprofit Management II (prerea: PAF 9120 or 9302)
  • PAF 9190 Capstone Seminar
  • PAF 9318 Educational Policy or PAF 9735 Health Politics and Policy Making

Summer

  • PAF 9130 Economic Analysis and Public Policy
  • PAF 9153 Budgeting and Finance for Nonprofits
  • PAF 9163 Leadership and Strategies in Public Affairs

 

 

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