The Public Administration program works in collaboration with community-based organizations to prepare 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.
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 faculty, staff, graduates, students and interns in the public administration program make important contributions to the communities in which they live and work, and to the broader public service profession.
The Change Maker Scholarship is an annual merit-based award for beginning, full-time students with outstanding leadership abilities who aspire to create positive change through a management career in the public or nonprofit sector. Depending upon applicant qualifications, students may receive up to a full tuition scholarship and stipend. Learn More >>
The Department of Public Administration offers guaranteed admission for some SUNY graduates. The program is open to students who hold a bachelor's degree with a GPA of 3.5 or higher from six of the most competitive SUNY schools: Binghamton University, University at Albany, University at Buffalo, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, SUNY Geneseo, and Stony Brook University. Individuals who wish to apply to the MPA program through the Guaranteed Admissions process must e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn More >>
|Fall Admission||Spring Admission|
|MPA||Rolling admission, with January 15 deadline for funding consideration||
Rolling admission, with October 15 deadline for funding consideration
*Funding may be limited or unavailable for spring semesters
The standards maintained by The Graduate School and individual departments and programs are applied to ensure that applicants admitted to the University are well qualified and trained to study at this institution and have a reasonable expectation of successfully completing a graduate program, and who, with the benefit of graduate education, are most likely to contribute substantially to their academic or professional fields.
To be eligible, you must have and provide:
All applicants must submit the following:
And, for international applicants:
*This information is subject to change. While we make every effort to keep it accurate and up-to-date, we recommend you contact the department for program-specific requirements.
Brianna King, Coordinator of Student Services
Last Updated: 1/19/15