Master of Public Administration (MPA)
News and World Report ranks the MPA program at the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy 16th in the country out of more than 250 Public Affairs programs.
Within the field, Rockefeller is ranked:
3rd in Information & Technology Management
14th in Public Management
16th in Public Finance & Budgeting
18th in Nonprofit Management
Our MPA program also boasts distinctive programs of study such as Homeland Security, Policy Analysis, and Health Policy. Rockefeller College prepares MPA students for careers in local, state, or federal government, in the nonprofit sector, and abroad.
Rockefeller College is the best value of the top 25 schools of Public Affairs in the country. Even if you’re not a New York State resident, Rockefeller’s MPA program is more than 40% less expensive than our average competitor.
Our location in the capital of New York State gives students unique opportunities to observe government and policymaking at the local, state and national levels. Rockefeller’s MPA students find internships in state and federal government agencies, nonprofit organizations, city and county governments, and legislative offices.
Graduates of Rockefeller College’s MPA program find relevant, highly rewarding jobs right after graduation! Typically, more than 90% of graduates find a job in their field within 12 months of receiving their degree.
The MPA program at Rockefeller College is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA).
International Student Requirements:
Minimum TOEFL score of 79 (ibt) to apply.
Facts & Figures
# of Credits Required: 44-49
In State Tuition (per year): 9370 USD
Out State Tuition (per year): 16680 USD
Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive
Locale: Small City
Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999