College of Community and Public Affairs

Welcome to the College of Community and Public Affairs

Our School

Graduates and faculty at the College of Community and Public Affairs are changing the world. Confident and prepared for rewarding careers in the public, nonprofit and private sectors, our graduates serve countless communities in roles that have real impact.

How do they get there? A centerpiece in each program's curriculum is the seamless integration of classroom learning and real-world experience. Our two locations (downtown and Vestal) and strong connections in the community provide students direct access to the local agencies, schools and government offices needed to turn classroom learning into experience.

Students also gain advanced exposure to interdisciplinary research in subjects that help them understand and improve our world. Faculty at CCPA are scholars in areas such as education, human rights, health care, sustainability, philanthropy, substance abuse and mental health — and they're doing their work in our backyard, throughout the nation and around the world.

Academic offerings include undergraduate, master's, doctoral and advanced certificate programs; with interdepartmental, double-degree, dual-degree and accelerated program option.

Statement of our values

CCPA is committed to anti-racism, equity and social justice, providing a rigorous educational experience in a climate that fosters inclusion. Faculty, staff and students demonstrate their commitment to these values through their research, teaching and engagement with the community.

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Our Community and Network

Our graduates are leaders in nearly every field of public and community service due to their talent and desire for change.