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The Master of Public Administration (MPA) in Public Affairs and Administration (PAA)

The MPA at MCNY is committed to a standard of excellence in teaching in an urban environment that is manifested in the ability of students to critically integrate theory with their experiences in the field. Because our students represent the diversity and dynamic culture of the City of New York, teaching and learning must be geared towards ensuring that students are presently capable of contributing in a constructive way to the political, economic and social development of the communities in which they live and work and ultimately to the greater enhancement of the city as a whole.

MPA Info Session. Thursday, August 07
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Open House (Undergraduate and Graduate). Saturday, August 09
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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.

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