· Be a new applicant to the MPA Program at Binghamton University
· Have a minimum undergraduate G.P.A. of 3.5
· Have a strong background in public service and leadership (which can include volunteer experience)
· If awarded, maintain full-time enrollment in the MPA program
Submit an application to Binghamton University's MPA program and, within the required Personal Statement, include details on relevant leadership experience in professional positions, internships, community-service or campus-based activities, and/or student government.
Individuals of color are particularly encouraged to apply.
Applications must be received by January 15, 2014.
Questions about the Change Maker Scholarship program should be directed to Dr. Kristina Lambright, Director of Graduate Studies, at email@example.com or 607-777-9186.
-Jeffrey Wynnyk, MPA ‘09
People helping people. Working together. Operating in partnership. Collaborating. This is what's at the heart of Binghamton University's Master of Public Administration (MPA) program.
An MPA is a marketable professional degree that prepares students for management careers in public and nonprofit organizations. It is ideal for students who are committed to public service, would like to be leaders in public and nonprofit organizations, and want to make a positive difference in the world.
The MPA program at Binghamton University's College of Community and Public Affairs collaborates with community-based organizations to prepare today's students to be tomorrow's leaders, innovators, and public service managers. MPA graduates are equipped with practical, real-world experiences, and the theoretical framework needed to tackle today's toughest societal issues. Our faculty, staff, graduates, students and interns make important contributions to the communities in which they live and work, and to the broader public service profession. You can, too. And it starts here at Binghamton University.
The centerpiece of our academic programs is our NASPAA-accredited MPA program. The flexibility of our MPA curriculum enables students to pursue a variety of interests and tailor their programs of study to fit their needs. Our program also provides a tremendous value for the money. Binghamton University is ranked among the elite public universities in the nation for challenging students academically, not financially.
You can learn more about the MPA degree here, along with opportunities to combine the MPA with an accredited master's degree in student affairs, social work or nursing. If you are a current undergraduate student at Binghamton University, you can also find out how to fast track your study by pairing an undergraduate degree in political science, theater, Asian and Asian American Studies, Spanish, French, Italian, politics, philosophy and law, Judaic studies or environmental studies with the MPA. Not interested in the full MPA degree? Consider pursuing a graduate certificate in nonprofit administration and local government management .
Learn more about the MPA program at Binghamton University by attending one of our information sessions.
Thursday, January 9, 2014 12:00pm – 1:30pm
Tuesday, February 4, 2014 5:30pm – 7:00pm
All information sessions will be held in the University Downtown Center located at 67 Washington St., Binghamton, New York, room #201, 2nd floor.
NOTE: In case of inclement weather please contact the number below to make sure the session has not been cancelled. We will update the website as well.
If you have questions please feel free to contact Joann Lindstrom, Director of Recruitment & Internship Placement at 607-777-9178.
Last Updated: 12/10/13