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Public Service Management - The MPA Program at CCNY

Public Service Management - The MPA Program at CCNY

Access to Leading Decision Makers and Influencers
Powell Students
Excellence and Affordability in New York City
The Individual Support and Practical Skills You Need to Succeed
Paid Internships in Washington, DC
Our Cohort Structure Helps You Form Friendships and Professional Networks to Last a Lifetime
Excellence, Social Relevance, and, Above All, Student Success
Projects and Faculty Drawn From Top Organizations Make New York City Your Classroom

The Colin Powell School’s master’s program in public administration prepares students for management jobs in nonprofit organizations and government agencies.  We focus on practical skills in budgeting, quantitative methods, human resources management, and other areas that help students' to translate their passion for giving into successful change for New York City, the nation, and the world. 

With our rigorous instruction and unwavering commitment to student success,  graduates have gone on to impressive careers coordinating budget analysis at the White House, managing public health programs in developing countries, guiding the strategic planning of charitable foundations, and creating nonprofit organizations  to address drug addiction, HIV prevention and other pressing needs right here in New York City.  In addition to tireless support, we offer students an unparalleled range of services, including paid internships in Washington, DC and overseas. 

Our location in New York City and the Colin Powell School gives us unrivaled access to the policy makers, managers, and leaders tackling the major issues of the day, from immigration and inequality to public finances, sustainability, and debt.  Set on a stately hill-top campus in upper Manhattan, our home, the City College of New York, has produced more Nobel Laureates than any other public college in the US.  We invite you to join our small, supportive community of learners and prepare yourselves to take on the challenges of the world. 

Apply to the Program

Students interested in applying for admission to the MPA 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 2016 is March 15th, 2016 



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