Master’s Degree *
in Public Affairs and Administration

Master’s Degree
in Public Affairs and Administration

The Public Affairs and Administration, M.P.A. at MCNY offers those looking to make a change in the community a one-year path to landing leadership roles within public service and nonprofit organizations.

* Bachelor’s degree in Emergency Management & Business Continuity also available

The Public Affairs and Administration, M.P.A. at MCNY offers those looking to make a change in the community a one-year path to landing leadership roles within public service and nonprofit organizations.

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Be a
leader
at the
forefront
of social
change.

Taught by accomplished NYC public administration professionals, this accelerated, one-year program will arm you with the practical knowledge and skills needed to navigate public policy and management challenges and deliver solutions that bring about meaningful change in your community.

After learning from an innovative combination of theory-based study, practical application, and on site fieldwork, you’ll embark on your post-graduation journey as a professional primed for senior management and leadership roles within public service and nonprofit organizations.

Taught by accomplished NYC public administration professionals, this accelerated, one-year program will arm you with the practical knowledge and skills needed to navigate public policy and management challenges and deliver solutions that bring about meaningful change in your community.

After learning from an innovative combination of theory-based study, practical application, and on site fieldwork, you’ll embark on your post-graduation journey as a professional primed for senior management and leadership roles within public service and nonprofit organizations.

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Why
choose
MCNY?

We do hands-on learning differently. Through MCNY’s “Constructive Action,” students apply classroom knowledge in a meaningful and impactful manner by working in the field to identify, plan, and execute problem-solving services for real organizations.

We do hands-on learning differently. Through MCNY’s “Constructive Action,” students apply classroom knowledge in a meaningful and impactful manner by working in the field to identify, plan, and execute problem-solving services for real organizations.

Watch Gary Jenkins, MCNY Alumnus discuss the value of MCNY and his Constructive Action experience.

Watch Gary Jenkins, MCNY Alumnus discuss the value of MCNY and his Constructive Action experience.

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PURPOSE-CENTERED
EDUCATION

PURPOSE-CENTERED EDUCATION

Become an agent of positive change in your field, and in your community by learning to design comprehensive solutions to complex real-world challenges.

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CAREER
GROWTH

CAREER GROWTH

Jumpstart your leadership career in public service by connecting with MCNY alumni in prominent roles across city, state, and federal agencies, non-profits, and government.

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LIFELONG
CONNECTIONS

LIFELONG CONNECTIONS

Learn with a dedicated cohort of students in small classes from start to finish; and enter your next chapter with a supportive community of peers and faculty by your side.

Complete at your pace

Semesters

12-month, three-semester M.P.A. with online, on campus, and hybrid classes — 36 credits. Part-time available.

12-month, three-semester M.P.A. with online, on campus, and hybrid classes — 36 credits. Part-time available.

Strong and supportive relationships with faculty and fellow students will give you what you need to succeed, and MCNY will advance your career just like it did mine. My MCNY education played an important role in my current success. I recommend MCNY to staff who hasn’t completed their bachelors or are looking to pursue their graduate degree.

Syrena Huggins, MPA’13

What you will learn

Through MCNY’s Public Affairs and Administration, M.P.A. program, you’ll build the essential executive and analytical skills needed to be an effective leader that can enhance the efficiency and impact of any public agency or non-profit organization in Greater New York.

Through MCNY’s Public Affairs and Administration, M.P.A. program, you’ll build the essential executive and analytical skills needed to be an effective leader that can enhance the efficiency and impact of any public agency or non-profit organization in Greater New York.

Certifications & Accreditations

  • Middle States Commission of Higher Education (MSCHE)
  • Middle States Commission of Higher Education (MSCHE)

How to finance
your Master’s
Program

How to finance
your Master’s
Program

  • MCNY Recognition Award provides up to $4,500 a year in tuition assistance for all eligible graduate students.
  • All graduate students are eligible to apply for the Federal Graduate PLUS Loan for the full cost of attendance.

Learn more about scholarships, grants, financial aid options, and our tuition rate guarantee.

Military friendly school
Military friendly school

Metropolitan College of New York is a proud member of the Yellow Ribbon Program, and has been recognized as a Military Friendly School for more than 5 years in a row.

Metropolitan College of New York is a proud member of the Yellow Ribbon Program, and has been recognized as a Military Friendly School for more than 5 years in a row.

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Master’s Degree
in Public Affairs and Administration