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Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy is the #1 ranked public institution for Public Affairs in the Northeast. Offering graduate programs in public administration (MPA and PhD), international affairs (MIA), and Political Science (MA and PhD) as well as graduate certificate programs. From nonprofit to public finance to homeland security and health policy, students can specialize in over 20 concentration areas. Rockefeller combines unmatched tuition value with a location in the 2nd largest seat of state government in the nation. Challenge yourself. Change the World.

Degrees Offered

Master of Public Administration (MPA)
Master of International Affairs (MIA)
MA in Political Science
PhD in Public Administration and Policy
PhD in Political Science
Graduate Certificate Programs
JD/MPA with Albany Law School

Fields of Specialization/Study Tracks

Criminal Justice Policy Management
Education Policy
Environmental Policy
Government (Public) Administration
Healthcare Policy / Management
Human Rights / Humanitarian Affairs
Information & Technology Policy / Management
International Development
Nonprofit Management
Organizational Theory / Management
Public Finance / Budgeting
Security Studies (National or International)
Social Policy / Poverty

Area Studies

Latin America
Middle East

Graduate Program Overview

Rockefeller College is a community of scholars and professionals dedicated to preparing students from any background to be committed, active, and effective leaders for the public good. Our faculty is invested in mentoring students and providing a rigorous public affairs education. With a combination of practical classroom learning and internship experiences (both domestic and abroad) students leave Rockefeller prepared for a career that will make an impact on the world. 98% of students are employed within 9 months of graduation.

Admissions Deadline

MPA, MIA and MA (spring): December 1
MPA, MIA (fall funding): February 1
MPA, MIA, and MA (fall regular): June 15
PhD in Public Administration (fall only): January 1
PhD in Political Science (fall only): February 1
Graduate Certificates: August 1

Admissions Overview

Detailed information regarding application requirements and deadlines can be found here. The GRE is not required for master's programs but is encouraged for students with little or no prior quantitative coursework.

Contact Information

University at Albany, SUNY Milne Hall, 135 Western Avenue
Albany, NY

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