Deadline extended

The deadline to apply for admission to the MPA Program in fall 2020 has been extended to May 1.

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The Colin Powell School’s Master’s in Public Administration (MPA) program prepares students to be leaders and managers in government, nonprofit organizations, and social enterprises. Our students bring a passion for solving social problems, a strong work ethic, and a commitment to serve with integrity. 

Our graduates have found meaningful careers performing budget analysis at the Governor's Office, managing public health programs in South Sudan, guiding the strategic planning of charitable foundations, advocating for disability rights, and creating a nonprofit to treat and prevent drug addiction. 

Our curriculum teaches practical management skills, including impact assessment, budgeting, strategic communications, data analysis, and behavioral economics. Students learn from faculty who are experienced practitioners in their fields.

Hands-on learning is at the core of our program. Students develop adaptability, emotional intelligence, and creative problem-solving skills through team projects that get them out of the classroom and engaged with New York City communities.

We offer our students Changemaker Scholarships, summer internship stipends, and career development. Our small size - about 20 students per class - facilitates professional relationship-building among our network of students, faculty, and alumni. As a proud member of the Colin Powell School, we offer access to leaders and policymakers.

We envision a world in which all voices are part of the discussion of social problems, where diverse perspectives foster creative and original approaches to social change. Our program, located on the culturally rich CCNY campus, embedded in historic Harlem, brings needed voices to public service.

Are you ready to create the change you envision? Keep in touch:



Shepard Hall Rm. 1
259 Convent Ave.
New York, NY 10019

Ph: 212.650.5095