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Public Service Management


Students and graduates of City College's Master’s Program in Public Service Management (PSM) have worked in the White House, won New York City Urban Fellowships, and taken top honors in a distinguished policy writing competition – and that was just last year! Others have worked on important public health issues, managed community-based programs for under-privileged teens, and advanced the agendas of influential politicians.

The PSM is a management degree program that prepares students, many of them from groups underrepresented in public service, for leadership roles in government agencies and nonprofit organizations. In addition to a rigorous curriculum, the program offers career services, internships in Washington, DC, scholarships, and research opportunities.

Apply to the Program

Students interested in applying for admission to the PSM program should follow the step-by-step process outlined on the graduate admissions page of the City College website.Contact the program for more information.  The deadline for September 2015 is March 1. Students are not admitted to the program at other times.

Should documented noncitizen residents be permitted to vote in municipal elections? This is the question that MPA students Ramon Jimenez, James


Program News and Announcements

Upcoming Events

Dec 2nd        Social Entrepreneurship Speaker Series - Paula Moreno
                       3:30 - 4:30pm, Location TBD

Dec 15th       End-of-Semester Celebration
                       3:30 - 4:30pm, Shepard Hall, Room 1

Student Study Published

Erika2Second year student Erica Guadalupe co-authored a recent study published in the Journal of Community Health.  The study, Health Care and End of Life Decisions, looked at end-of-life decision making for Hispanic seniors in East Harlem.  

Study Examines Noncitizen Voting for New York City

noncitizen1Should documented noncitizen residents be permitted to vote in municipal elections? This is the question that MPA students Ramon Jimenez, James Suggett, and Gregory Werhner examined in their final semester capstone project. Working under the guidance of Matt Bitz, their faculty advisor, and several directors of Citizens Union, a nonpartisan good government group, the students delved into the history of noncitizen voting, proposed legislation, and other concerns.  The subject is increasingly important as the city council weighs taking up the issue this session.  (Get the report.)

MPA Graduate Named Rising Star

muhammad-arshad2Muhammad W. Arshad, was recently named one of City and State's 2014 40 Under 40 Rising Stars for his noteworthy accomplishments in public service in New York City.  Muhammad, who was born in Pakistan, graduate from the MPA program last May.

MPA Program Offers Semester in Washington

MPA students can now spend thier final semester studying and interning in the Nation's Capital. Students intern full time and have the chance to study foreign or domestic policy with renowned national policy makers in courses designed just for them. The program also offers a full schedule of policy, professional, and cultural events. read more