Public Administration Programs in New York

New York Public Administration Degrees

There are 11 colleges in the state that offer a Master of Public Administration program and are accredited by the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA).

Of the NASPAA-accredited programs in the state, there are two of them that offer primary or 100 percent online accessibility: John Jay College of Criminal Justice and Marist College.

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Online MPA Programs in New York

Of the NASPAA-accredited programs in the state, there are two of them that offer primary or 100 percent online accessibility: John Jay College of Criminal Justice and Marist College.

Marist College

Between 39 and 42 credits are needed to complete the Master of Public Administration in the School of Management at Marist, depending on if the internship requirement is waived. 30 of those credits are through Foundation and Core courses, with three elective courses that fall under these concentrations: Public Management, Ethical Leadership, Nonprofit Management, Analytics, and Healthcare Administration.

Marist was the first college in the state of New York to offer its MPA program fully online and there is no on-campus requirement. Courses are offered through iLearn instructional technology with an asynchronous, flexible schedule and still features interaction between instructors and students with email, discussion forums, and chat rooms. Part-time students usually complete the program in less than three years taking five to six classes, and full-time students can finish in roughly two years.

John Jay College of Criminal Justice

42 credits are needed to complete the MPA in Public Policy and Administration program. Three-course specializations offered at John Jay College are: Court Administration, Criminal Justice Policy and Administration, Emergency Management, Human Resources Management, Law and Public Management, Management and Operation, Public Policy Analysis and Urban Affairs. Dual specializations are allowed and one course counting for two of the specializations is allowed if approved by the program director.

Quick List of NASPAA Accredited Colleges with Public Administration Programs in New York

  • Baruch College, CUNY
  • Binghamton University
  • Columbia University
  • John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY
  • Long Island University-Post
  • Long Island University-Brooklyn
  • Marist College
  • New York University
  • State University of New York-The College at Brockport
  • Syracuse University
  • University at Albany, SUNY

Columbia University

The following concentrations are offered under the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia: International Security Policy, International Finance and Economic Policy, Economic and Political Development, Human Rights and Humanitarian Policy, and Urban and Social Policy. Students pick one of these to go along with the core curriculum.

In addition, one specialization that consists of three courses is paired with a concentration: Advanced Policy and Economic Analysis, Data Analytics and Quantitative Analysis, Gender and Public Policy, International Organization and United Nations Studies, International Conflict Resolution, Management, Regional Specializations, and Technology, Media, and Communications. In total, the program takes an average of 21 months to complete.

Up to six months after graduation, nearly half of the students that complete the MPA program have gone into the private sector. 93.6 percent overall have either been employed or are pursuing further study compared to 6 percent still looking for employment.

Syracuse University

The Maxwell School’s Master of Public Administration offers a 12-month program, or 18 months with an internship option, under eight different areas of study: Data Analytics for Public Policy, Environmental Policy and Administration, International Development Administration, National and International Security Policy, Public and Nonprofit Management, Public Sector Innovation and Management, Social Policy, and State and Local Government Financial Analysis and Management.

These areas connect with a core curriculum and a capstone project that integrates study into real-life situations. Some examples of previous capstone clients include the US Department of Justice, Save the Children, and the City of Syracuse local government. Following the 2016-17 academic year, 95 percent of graduates have either been employed or received further education. Just over half nearly entered private and domestic nonprofit sectors equally. Specific job titles include being an Associate Lead Analyst at Moody’s Investors Service, Project Manager at S&P Global, and a Foundation Relations Officer at the National Wildlife Federation.

Available Online Public Administration Programs for New York

University of Southern California
Online Public Administration Degrees Based in New York
Programs That May Be Currently Accepting Applicants
CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice
New York City, New York
  • smartphone Online Online Master Of Public Administration

List of New York Public Administration Programs

Campus-based and Online programs
Programs That May Be Currently Accepting Applicants
Alfred University
Alfred, New York
  • Master of Public Administration (MPA)
CUNY Baruch College
, New York
  • Master Of Public Administration
Binghamton University
, New York
  • Master Of Public Administration
Columbia University
, New York
  • Master of International Affairs
  • Master Of Public Administration
Cornell University
Ithaca, New York
  • Master of Public Administration and Nonprofit Studies
  • Master of Public Policy
CUNY Bernard M Baruch College
New York, New York
  • Master of Public Administration (MPA)
CUNY City College
New York, New York
  • Master of Public Administration (MPA)
CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice
New York City, New York
  • Master of Public Administration (MPA)
Hilbert College
Hamburg, New York
  • Master of Public Administration (MPA)
CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice
New York City, New York
  • smartphone Online Online Master Of Public Administration
LIU Brentwood
Brentwood, New York
  • MPA in Healthcare Administration
LIU Brooklyn
Brooklyn, New York
  • Master of Public Administration (MPA)
LIU Hudson at Rockland
Orangeburg, New York
  • Masters Degree in Public Administration
Long Island University - Post
Brookville, New York
  • Master Of Public Administration
Marist College
Poughkeepsie, New York
  • Master of Public Administration (MPA)
New York University
New York, New York
  • Master of Public Administration (MPA)
Pace University-New York
New York, New York
  • Master of Public Administration (MPA)
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, New York
  • MS of Public Policy
State University of New York, The College at Brockport
, New York
  • Master Of Public Administration
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, New York
  • Master of Arts in Public Policy
State University of New York, Albany
Albany, New York
  • Masters Degree in Public Administration
  • Masters Degree in Public Policy
State University of New York, Binghamton
Vestal, New York
  • Masters Degree in Public Administration
State University of New York, Brockport
Brockport, New York
  • Master of Public Administration (MPA)
Syracuse University
Syracuse, New York
  • Exective Master of Public Administration
The College of New Rochelle
New Rochelle, New York
  • Master of Public Administration (MPA)
The New School
, New York
  • Master of Science in Urban Policy Analysis & Management
  • MS in Urban Policy Analysis and Management
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