General Admissions Information
The School of Public Affairs at Baruch College welcomes applications from those individuals dedicated to careers serving the public interest. As the only public school of Public Affairs in New York City, the School consistently ranks among the top programs in the United States. Admission is competitive, and applicants are encouraged to apply early since a rolling admissions process is used.
We invite prospective students to attend one of our Open House sessions to meet with faculty and current students, and to learn about the philosophy of the School. Additionally, Information Sessions will be made available to those who would like an overview of our programs and a campus tour. For reservations please e-mail SPA Admissions or call 646 660-6750. We look forward to seeing you soon!
The School of Public Affairs uses a self-managed procedure for applications to the Master of Public Administration (MPA), Master of Education in Higher Education Administration and Educational Leadership (MSEd), and Advanced Certificates in School Building and School District Leadership (SBL and SDL) programs.
Applicants request official transcripts of previous academic work and letters of recommendation to be returned to them in signed, sealed envelopes. These are then sent together with the applicant's essay(s), resume, and admission application form in a single envelope to the School of Public Affairs' Office of Student Affairs and Graduate Admissions (SAGA). Note: GRE and TOEFL scores must be sent directly from the Educational Testing Service (ETS).