Office of Admissions

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
Foreign Policy
Government (Public) Administration
Healthcare Policy / Management
International Development
Nonprofit Management
Organizational Theory / Management
Public Finance / Budgeting
Security Studies (National or International)

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.

Admissions Deadline

MPA, MIA and MA (spring): December 1
MPA, MIA (fall funding): February 1
MPA, MIA, and MA (fall regular): June 15
PhD (fall only): January 15
Certificates: July 15

Admissions Overview

Detailed information regarding application requirements and deadlines can be found here. GRE/GMAT waiver requests will be considered for MPA or MIA applicants who possess five or more years of relevant full-time professional work experience or sufficient quantitative coursework in their undergraduate degree. See here for more information. The LSAT may be accepted in lieu of the GRE/GMAT when an applicant has taken two or more quantitative courses at the undergraduate level with a B or better average in those courses.

Contact Information

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

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