Master of Public Administration (MPA)
The MPA prepares students for managerial and analytical positions in public, private, and nonprofit organizations. Students learn to:
- Lead and manage in public governance
- Participate in and contribute to the policy process
- Analyze, synthesize, think critically, solve problems and make decisions
- Articulate and apply a public service perspective
- Communicate and interact productively with a diverse and changing workforce and citizenry
Baruch’s MPA is ranked by U.S. News and World Report among the Top 50 Public Affairs Programs in the nation. It is one of the largest in the world with over 600 students. The MPA is accredited by the National Association of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA).
The public administration degree is delivered in four formats: the traditional MPA, the Executive MPA, the National Urban Fellows-MPA, and the joint MS in Nursing Administration-MPA. In the first three formats students complete 24 core credits and 18 elective credits for a total of 42 credits. Students complete 57 credits for the joint MS-MPA degree delivered by Hunter College and Baruch College.
Traditional MPA students attend day and evening classes on the Baruch College campus in the 14-week fall and spring semesters, the January four week intersession, and in two five week summer sessions from June through August. Several courses are also offered online. Traditional students have the option to complete 12 credits of electives in one of five specializations: health care policy, nonprofit management, policy analysis and evaluation, public management, and urban development and sustainability. Traditional MPA students without any prior work experience must complete an additional 3 or 6 credit internship beyond the 42 credit limit.
The Executive MPA offers experienced administrators the opportunity to graduate in two-years by completing Saturday classes in a cohort program.
The National Urban Fellows-MPA involves a 14-month intensive program of study.
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|PAF 9100 -||Introduction to Public Affairs||3|
|PAF 9103 -||Communication in Public Settings||3|
|PAF 9120 -||Management I, Public and Not-for-Profit Sectors||3|
|PAF 9130 -||Economic Analysis and Public Policy||3|
|PAF 9140 -||Budgeting, Accounting, and Financial Analysis||3|
|PAF 9170 -||Research and Analysis I||3|
|PAF 9172 -||Research and Analysis II||3|
|PAF 9190 -||Capstone Seminar||3|
|PAF 9195 -||Internship in Public Affairs||3|
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