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Become an effective leader with a Master’s in Public Affairs and Administration from MCNY

MCNY’s Master of Public Administration (MPA) in Public Affairs and Administration is designed to equip graduates with the essential executive and analytical skills necessary to be effective leaders in public service. From civil service to public relations, an MPA opens new career tracks for recent college graduates and develops the knowledge base of professionals already working in the field.

    Why choose an MPA from MCNY:
  • Supportive: We offer a low student/faculty ratio. Faculty and staff are dedicated to meeting your needs and providing the necessary resources to ensure success.
  • Affordable: Our tuition is an exceptional price compared with similar programs offered elsewhere.
  • Flexible: Classes are offered on campus, online, weekends and in the evenings. We work with you to select the format that meets your needs.
  • Two convenient locations: Downtown Manhattan, 60 West Street and in the Bronx at 529 Courtlandt Avenue.
  • Accelerated: Full-time students complete this accelerated program in just one year.
  • MSCHE Accredited: Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) accreditation means you will receive a top quality education and graduate with the skill sets and credentials necessary to compete in today’s marketplace.
  • Distinguished Faculty: Students benefit from professors’ who are leaders in developing strategic planning for public policy development. MCNY faculty are regular contributors to the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA), the American Society for Public Administration as well as serving as United States government management/policy analysts.
  • New York City: Our locations in NYC and the Bronx, provide the opportunity to study public affairs in socially and economically diverse communities. Students are able to focus on timely issues in public policy, economics and the role of federal and state governments in one of the world’s most dynamic cities.
Master of Public Administration in Public Affairs and Administration
The MPA in Public Affairs and Administration prepares graduates for challenging and rewarding careers in public service. Delivered by industry experts using MCNY’s Purpose-Centered Education model, this program is designed specifically for working professionals with some related experience in a public agency, not-for-profit or for-profit settings, and provides the student with the skills necessary to enhance the organization’s efficiency through applied learning.

There are many career options for graduates with an MPA in Public Affairs and Administration including management and administration at public and private organizations, NGOs, nonprofits, universities and governmental organizations.

Testimonial from Sandra Carr
Sandra Carr,
MPA, Public Affairs & Administration, '08
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Over 90% of MCNY students receive some form of financial assistance. Contact us to learn about financial aid and scholarship opportunities. MCNY’s financial aid counselors are here to help you explore all of your financial options.


Sandra Carr,
MPA, Public Affairs & Administration, '08

Why did you choose MCNY?
I had been working for 19 years and my supervisor at Visiting Nurse Service encouraged me to go to college. I chose MCNY because the people were welcoming and the process was easy. I got my undergrad and masters at the same time. I chose MCNY and never looked back!

What is different about MCNY?
I met a lot of people from all walks of life with all different ideas. That taught me how to deal with different kinds of people and cultures - which I still do.

How did your education lead to what you do now?
I was working at Visting Nurse Service in the acute care department. I dealt with patients filing their paperwork, but the paperwork never got back in time for the company to get paid. So I focused on finding ways to fix that. I workshopped ideas of how to fix the problem, got a consensus of the best ways to fix it, then figured out how to get the paperwork back in time to get paid. I solved a real problem and my company began using the system I came up with. I use the same problem-solving skills in my job now.