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When you’re called to public service, it’s about redefining what’s possible— personally, professionally and socially. And it starts with a degree from the School for Public Affairs & Administration at Metropolitan College of New York.

EMPOWER
YOUR CAREER
& OUR COMMUNITY

Here, you’ll be challenged to look and see what can be made better, and then take the necessary action. It’s a formula for personal growth and professional success: One that will give you marketable skills that enable you to stand out from your peers—and stand for something bigger than yourself.
MCNY is an accredited, nonprofit private institution in the heart of Manhattan’s Financial District, and the School for Public Affairs and Administration offers an associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s degree in emergency management as well as a master’s degree in public affairs and administration. All our programs are designed for working professionals with accelerated timetables and flexible scheduling options. That’s the MCNY advantage.

FIND YOUR PURPOSE

As MCNY’s School for Public Affairs and Administration surges towards the next 25 years of preparing students for service to others, I am profoundly humbled and honored to have been a part of the school’s commitment to excellence and its overarching challenge that our graduates be committed to improving the lives of citizens served in many of the communities that represent our student body.

Over the next 25 years, I look forward to seeing the school cement its academic gains, further strengthen its curricula and expand its service to the citizens of New York City and its metropolitan area. As a prospective student, this is a legacy and tradition of which you can become a part. The Master of Public Administration (MPA) program will challenge you to be a problem solver, policy analyst and an engaged citizen.

The program will challenge you academically. You will be required to write a thesis, called the Constructive Action, that will identify a real need or opportunity in your organization and, through scholarly research, propose a meaningful intervention. This intervention will have to have the potential to improve the lives of the citizens that you and your organization serve. This is the foundation of MCNY’s academic model.

The school also houses the unique MPA in Emergency and Disaster Management program and the undergraduate programs in emergency management and business continuity. These are, in many ways, degree offerings that are ahead of their time, and this speaks to the standards, expectations, and trajectory of the school as a whole.

Humphrey A. Crookendale, J.D.

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It all begins with MCNY’s unique Purpose-Centered Education model

It combines instruction in the classroom with practice in the field. During each semester or Purpose, you take what you’ve learned and apply it to the real world through a Constructive Action (CA) project. In your CA, you will identify a real need or opportunity in an organization and, through scholarly research, propose a meaningful intervention. This intervention will have the potential to improve the lives of the citizens that you and your organization serve.

Our graduates go on to do great things: They improve existing non-profits and start new ones; lead government agencies and first-responder teams; they are socially responsible, contributing members of our global community who give back—while getting ahead.

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An accredited institution, all our programs are designed for working professionals with accelerated timetables and flexible schedules.

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