Public Administration and Policy, Master | University at Albany | Albany, United States
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Public Administration and Policy

12 months
11550 USD/year
11550 USD/year
5655 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Ranked among the top 25 public affairs programs in the nation, the Public Administration and Policy program of University at Albany prepares you to excel as a government administrator, policy analyst, information technology manager, or strategic and financial leader of public and nonprofit institutions.


As you move through the 49-credit MPA curriculum and complete your professional internship, in the Public Administration and Policy program of University at Albany you learn how to successfully oversee projects, support and motivate teams, improve organizational performance, and monitor policy impact to help solve complex socioeconomic problems.

Career Paths in Public Administration

98% of Rockefeller MPA graduates are employed within one year of graduation. 

Alumni job titles include: policy director, program analyst, finance manager, grant writer, health program coordinator, budget examiner, lobbying associate.

Recent graduates have held internships or found full-time jobs in the following organizations:

  • Homeland Security Jobs: New York State Office of Counter Terrorism; NYS Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services; Central Intelligence Agency, New York State Intelligence Center, U.S. Department of Homeland Security (Intelligence and Policy), National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Drug Enforcement Administration, Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center, U.S. military intelligence.
  • Local Government Jobs: City of Springfield, Massachusetts, Downtown Albany Business Improvement District; Schenectady County Government.
  • State Government Jobs: New York State Assembly Ways and Means Committee; New York State Department of Civil Service; New York State Senate Finance Committee.
  • Federal Government Jobs: Government Accountability Office; Social Security Administration; U.S. Housing and Urban Development.
  • Public Finance Jobs: Moody’s; New York State Division of the Budget; Public Financial Management Group, NYS Assembly Ways and Means Committee, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, U.S. Agency for International Development.
  • Health Care Policy Jobs: New York State Association of Health Care Providers; U.S. Department of Health & Human Services; U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
  • Nonprofit Management Jobs: American Red Cross; Community Builders; Hope International, Interfaith Partnership for the Homeless, Adirondack Council, Habitat for Humanity, Neighborhood Preservation Coalition, Family Planning Advocates of New York State.
  • Policy Analysis Jobs: Business Council of New York State, United University Professions - Legislation and Research Department, Rockefeller Institute of Government, Booz Allen Hamilton, Congressional Research Service.
  • Information Management Jobs: U.S. Department of State, U.S. Government Accountability Office, U.S. Veterans Administration, NYS Governor's Office of Employee Relations, NYS Comptroller, NYS Office of the Attorney General, NYS Education Department, NYS Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance, Center for Technology in Government, National Center for Security & Preparedness, SUNY Research Foundation.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Institutional Foundations of Public Administration
  • Public and Nonprofit Financial Management
  • Principles of Public Economics
  • Data Models and Decisions
  • Statistics for Public Managers and Policy Analysts
  • Foundations of Public Management

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


49 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed Degree Application
  • $75 Application Fee
  • Official transcripts of all schools attended
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • Resume
  • Statement of Goals
  • GRE scores

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    11550 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11550 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    11550 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11550 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    5655 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5655 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Albany

1010 - 1570 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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