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Master's in Public Administration

Master's in Public Administration

Tackle social problems through hands-on team projects
Tackle social problems through hands-on team projects
Advance your social impact career with internship stipends and scholarships
Advance your social impact career with internship stipends and scholarships
Build long-lasting connections
Build long-lasting connections
Find your path to success in public service
Find your path to success in public service
Study at the historic City College of New York campus in upper Manhattan
Study at the historic City College of New York campus in upper Manhattan

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. 

MPA students learn through hands-on team projects

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.

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.

With generous support from the Charles B. Rangel Center for Public Service, 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? Sign up on our prospective student list, follow us on social media @mpaccny, and join our community of dedicated social changemakers. 

 


Congratulations, Class of 2019!

 

MPA Capstone 2019

A team of ten MPA students spent the spring semester developing an evidence-based proposal to prevent substance misuse and improve stress management at CCNY.  


Changemaker Scholarships

Spring 2019 scholars presented projects that use access to information as a tool for social change.


Implicit Bias and Workplace Diversity

Dr. Adriana Espinosa, MPA Scholar-in-Residence, discusses gender and racial disparities, microaggressions, and gendered language in the workplace.

 

CONTACT

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

Ph: 212.650.5095
E: mpa@ccny.cuny.edu