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Public Administration


The Master of Public Administration (MPA) prepares students for management and leadership in governmental, nonprofit, and other public service organizations. Fundamental knowledge and skills are taught in the program’s core courses, and individual career objectives are met through one of three emphases:

  • Public Management
  • Health Care Management
  • Nonprofit Management

Program Design and Requirements

  • Courses are offered in the evening at The College at Brockport MetroCenter located in downtown Rochester.
  • A variety of courses are offered online, and others have an online component.
  • Students must complete 39 credits of graduate work.
  • Students must earn a minimum 3.0 GPA while matriculated in the program.

Admission Requirements

  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university
  • Minimum undergraduate 3.0 GPA
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • GRE General Test score report for applicants with less than an undergraduate 3.0 GPA
  • Statement of objectives
  • Current résumé

Application Deadlines

  • April 15 for the summer session
  • August 15 for the fall semester
  • January 15 for the spring semester

Career Opportunities

MPA graduates work as administrative and high-level managers in:

  • County, State, and Federal Agencies
  • Education (administration, PreK-12, and higher education)
  • Health Administration and Health Care
  • Long-term Care
  • Nonprofit Agencies
  • Private Sector
  • Public Safety and Security

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Program Contact


Celia Watt, PhD
Graduate Program Director
(585) 395-5568

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Last Updated 6/23/15