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Leading Change, Shifting Power

The Master in Public Administration program, housed in the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership, prepares degree candidates – especially those from communities traditionally underserved and intentionally marginalized – with the skill and capacity to drive equitable change in mission-driven organizations. Our program, located on the culturally rich City College campus, embedded in historic Harlem, commits to cultivating leaders ready to reimagine our public sector systems.

The emergent and intersectional nature of society's biggest challenges - environmental degradation, racial injustice, health disparities, and inequality in all its forms - call for a new brand of public service management. Our program invites students to co-create a social justice leadership practice that is values-driven and inclusive of the multitude of perspectives and diverse experiences that define our communities. Now more than ever, we need public sector professionals who are committed to shifting power in ways that support the rich tapestry of cultures, faiths, and ethnicities that make us who we are as a society.

Four core values guide how the program supports the next generation of public service professionals:
MPA Core Values


To drive scalable change, the MPA Program at CCNY focuses on the Tools, Pathways, and Networks that students need to maximize their changemaking potential:


Expand knowledge, skills, & perspectives in public sector management


Identify & promote professional pathways in public sector careers


Cultivate a community of leaders to challenge the status quo

The MPA Program is generously supported by the Charles B. Rangel Center for Public Service
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The MPA Team

Bobby Derival

Executive Director
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Janet Kyle

Academic Advisor
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James Suggett

Program Coordinator
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Shepard Hall
Rm. 1
259 Convent Ave.
New York, NY 10031