The Master of Public Administration (MPA) is a 42-credit program of graduate professional study for management and leadership in public service and is accredited by the National Association of School of Public Administration (NASPAA).
Eligibility to apply to the MPA requires a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university and evidence of potential to succeed at graduate study. Individuals are encouraged to apply for admission to the MPA program as soon as possible. Applications are welcomed until August 15 for the summer or fall semester, and until January 15 for the spring semester. (After these dates, applications are reviewed if time permits.)
Application materials are available online. The application includes:
Students must meet the College's standards for graduate study.
To receive the MPA, students must fulfill the following requirements within a seven-year period from the time of matriculation into the program. Extensions are rare, but may be requested under extenuating circumstances.
In order to attain the MPA degree students complete a total of 42 credits of course work (14 courses). Eighteen credits are in the common core courses; 9 credits are in the required courses from the emphasis selected; 15 credits are in elective courses as shown below.
In addition, students pursue a three-course emphasis in one of the following areas:
Total Number of Credits: 42
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Jennifer S Ashworth BA
(University of Toronto)
James G Caillier Ph.D
(Southern University-Board And System)
Edward H Downey DPA
(SUNY At Albany)
Philip F LaPorta MPA
(SUNY College At Brockport)
Faith Prather Ph.D
(SUNY At Buffalo)
Wendy Wright Ph.D
(SUNY At Binghamton)
Visiting Assistant Professor
Ryan Yeung Ph.D