PPIA Program

“Diversity & Leadership in Public Service”

University at Albany, SUNY

Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy


Ranked in the Top 16 Schools of Public Affairs in the country by US News and World Report, the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy gives students the skills they need to get the career they want. Rockefeller College's advantage combines unmatched tuition value with proximity to the largest seat of State government in the nation; strong institutional relationships with local governments in the State, the region and the country; and our location within a three-hour drive of one of the largest concentrations of not-for-profit organizations in the country.

Degrees Offered

Master of Public Administration (MPA)
MA in Political Science
PhD in Public Administration and Policy
PhD in Political Science
Graduate Certificate Programs

Fields of Specialization/Study Tracks

Nonprofit Management and Leadership
Homeland Security
Financial Management
Information Strategy & Management
Policy Analytic Methods
Health Policy & Management
Local Government
Global Affairs
Public Economics
Human Resources Management
Organizational Behavior and Theory
Policy Process & Institutions

Area Studies


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 (spring): November 15
MPA (funding): February 1
MPA (fall): June 15
PHD (fall only): January 15
MA in Political Science: January 15
Certificates: July 15

Admissions Overview

Detailed information regarding application requirements and deadlines can be found at http://www.albany.edu/rockefeller/admissions.shtml.

GRE/GMAT waiver requests will be considered for MPA applicants who possess five or more years of relevant full-time professional work experience. See http://www.albany.edu/rockefeller/gmat_gre.shtml 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, New York

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