master of public administration

If you’re interested in public policy leadership, this is the program for you. In it, you’ll learn how to hone in on the key skills—analytical, management, communications, and more—to help pursue roles such as elected officeholder, commissioner, manager, policy advocate, and analyst at the international, national, state, or local levels.

You can opt for a generalist Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree or take one of five specialization options. This program also provides an excellent foundation in which to continue your studies in pursuit of a doctorate or other advanced degree..

Traditional MPA Program Options

Full-time program (42-45 credit hours, 12 credits or more per semester)
Full-time students attend day and evening classes during the fall and spring semesters, as well as five-week summer sessions from June through August. 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.

Part-time program (42-45 credit hours)
Part-time students have the flexibility to complete the program at their own pace. Each course meets once a week during the evening for two and a half hours.

Other MPA Programs:
Executive MPA
An intensive program designed for seasoned managers and executives with three to five years of management experience.

National Urban Fellows MPA
An extensive, 14-month program combining internships and on-campus study.

MS/MPA in Nursing Administration
A 57-credit program delivered in cooperation with Hunter College's Bellevue School of Nursing.

For more information, contact the Graduate Admissions office.