Office of Admissions

The largest and most diverse program of its kind, the Austin W. Marxe School of Public and International Affairs empowers the next generation of public and nonprofit leaders, advances knowledge about public life and policy, and engages communities across our city, nation, and world to foster effective, inclusive institutions and societies. With energy, vision, and commitment from our students, faculty, and local and international community partners, the Marxe School launches you to make real and sustained impact in your field. Students can study in the city and abroad, combining day, evening, hybrid and fully online coursework in full or part-time study. We are New York City's top public graduate school dedicated to public affairs, offering the opportunity to flexibly and affordably learn in and from one of the most global cities in the world.

Degrees Offered

Master of Public Administration
Executive Master of Public Administration
Master of International Affairs
Master of Science in Higher Education Administration

Fields of Specialization/Study Tracks

Child / Family Policy
Conflict Resolution / Negotiation
Criminal Justice Policy Management
Education Policy
Energy Policy
Environmental Policy
Foreign Policy
Government (Public) Administration
Healthcare Policy / Management
Housing / Economic Development
Human Rights / Humanitarian Affairs
Information & Technology Policy / Management
International Development
International Trade / Business
Nonprofit Management
Organizational Theory / Management
Public Finance / Budgeting
Security Studies (National or International)
Social Policy / Poverty
Urban Studies / Regional Planning

Area Studies

Eastern Europe / Russia
Latin America
Middle East

Graduate Program Overview

Master of Public Administration (MPA)
Learn to be an effective administrative leader and thoughtful policy analyst through our top-ranked MPA. Students choose from five concentration areas: Health Care Policy, Nonprofit Administration, Policy Analysis and Evaluation, Public Management, and Urban Development and Sustainability. All concentrations skillfully prepare students in budgeting, communications, economic analysis, fundraising, management, program evaluation, and research methods. Students explore and master American government and public policies in immigration, the environment, housing, economic development, health care, foreign affairs and more.

The Executive MPA
The Executive MPA is designed for mid-career professionals who seek to develop leadership and analytical skills in a cohort model. Students complete the 42 credit program in two years by taking classes from 8:30-3:30pm on Saturdays from September to June.

Master of International Affairs (MIA)
The Master of International Affairs prepares a new generation of creative and globally focused students committed to responsible leadership in government, world institutions, international nongovernmental organizations (INGOs) and business. Students choose from four concentrations: International and Nongovernmental Organization, Trade Policy and Global Economic Governance, Western Hemisphere Affairs, or an individualized concentration. Together they tackle today's greatest opportunities and most urgent problems, transcending national borders.

Master of Science in Education in Higher Education Administration (MSEd-HEA)
MSEd-HEA students learn to lead and manage in the dynamic and ever-changing world of higher education, whether they seek to advance their current role or enter higher education work. Students pursue either a generalist or institutional research and assessment track and graduates into careers as executives, directors, coordinators, and analysts of programs and services on college campuses and beyond.

Admissions Deadline

October 15 for spring semester enrollment
March 1 for fall semester enrollment

We welcome inquiries about either semester at any time, and are happy to discuss your individual application questions. All applicants are considered for scholarship and fellowship opportunities.

Admissions Overview

Our graduate programs attract students from all over the world, representing a wide range of backgrounds, cultures, and professions. They come to the Marxe School to engage, interact, and make an impact through our practical and interdisciplinary approach to learning and professional development. Our admissions committee evaluates candidates' academic preparation, quantitative skills, work experience, personal and professional accomplishments, and dedication to a career of public service. Learn more about our programs and admission requirements here.

Be in touch with us at [email protected] or by phone at (646) 660-6750

Contact Information

One Bernard Baruch Way - Box D0901
New York, NY

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