The Master of Public Administration (MPA) is a 39-credit program of graduate professional study for management and leadership in public service and is accredited by the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA).

What You’ll Learn

Engage in a program that gives leaders and managers the problem-solving skills that they need in today's workforce. Excel in your career at a public, health care, or non-profit organization.

Networking and Professional Opportunities

In addition to the curriculum, the MPA program offers numerous opportunities for students to engage and develop relationships with fellow students, alumni, and leaders in the community.

Career Outlook

MPA graduates work as administrative and high-level managers in:

  • County, state, and Federal agencies
  • Education (administration, PreK-12, and higher education)
  • Health administration and healthcare
  • Long-term care
  • Nonprofit agencies
  • Private sector
  • Public safety and security

We're accredited by the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA). It's the only MPA program accredited in Western New York and the Finger Lakes region.


The MPA curriculum embodies the NASPAA universal competencies of:

  1. Lead and manage in diverse organizational contexts.
  2. Participate and contribute to public policy in the student's chosen emphasis: Public, Health Care, or Non-Profit Management.
  3. Analyze to make informed decisions.
  4. Articulate the public service concerns associated with the distribution of scarce resources.
  5. Communicate productively in settings characterized by diversity.

Admission Requirements

  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university
  • Minimum undergraduate 3.0 GPA
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • GRE General Test score report for applicants with less than an undergraduate 3.0 GPA
  • Statement of objectives
  • Current résumé


  • Fall Semester: August 15
  • Spring Semester: January 15
  • Summer Session: April 15
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