Newly Admitted Graduate Student Requirements
Those admitted for graduate study in public affairs must complete several forms and submit certain documents depending on their student status.
To pay in-state tution, students must show proof of New York State residency for 12 consecutive months immedinatly proceeding admissions to the College. Once admitted, a determination is made of residency status based upon information submitted with the application. It may be that documentation will need to be provided to determine in-state eligibility. Students will be asked to complete a Residency Application Form. It is submitted to SPA Graduate Admissions. Students who do not qualify or fail to provide all required documentation will be considered out-of-state students and will be expected to pay non-resident tuition fees. Link to Tuition and Fees for in-state and out-of-state rates.
International Student Visa
International students must have a F-1 Student Visa or a J-1 Exchange Student Visa to study in the United States. Admitted international students are required to complete the International Student Supplement and to submit all required documentation, a Certification of Finances and Affidavit of Support.
Intent to Register for Classes Payment
Applicants admitted to the traditional MPA, EXMPA, MSEd-HEA, and SAM Citywide must submit a non-refundable deposit of $250 to reserve a seat for the first semester’s enrollment. EXMPA students are required to submit a $500 non-refundable deposit. The deposit may be made by check, money order, or credit card payable to Baruch College. The tuition deposit will be credited to the first semester’s tuition. Payment information is available from SPA's Office of Graduate Admissions and Enrollment Services.
New York State Law 2165 stipulates that all college students born after December 31, 1956 provide proof of immunity against measles, mumps, and rubella. The Baruch College Medical Records Unit process the immunization requirement. The Unit is housed in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, yet it manages both undergraduate and graduate immunization records. All immunization inquires, documentation, and the Immunization Form must be sent to the Medical Records Unit at the address indicated.
There are three ways to provide proof of immunization. Select only one of the following:
- Download the Immunization Record Form and have a health care provider complete, stamp, and submit it to SPA Graduate Admission, which will then be forwarded to the Medical Records Unit.
- Request a copy of your immunization records be sent from your undergraduate institution to SPA Graduate Admissions, which will be forwarded to the Medical Records Unit.
- Submit an immunization titre to SPA Graduate Admissions, which will be turned over to the Medical Records Unit. The titre is a blood test that confirms your immunity. This can be done through your own doctor or the Baruch College Student Health Care Center. You must present your letter of admission to the Student Health Care Center when you visit for your test. The center charges a fee of $60, payable by cash, check, credit or debit. Your results will not be automatically forwarded on your behalf; you will must submit the titre documentation after you receive it. A copy of the laboratory report must be included with the Immunization Record form.
Immunization records must have an official stamp. The name on your medical records must match the name on your Baruch application. If it does not, documentation must be provided of the name change.