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A National Leader in
Public Affairs Education

Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy at the University at Albany is proud to be recognized by US News & World Report as one of the top schools in the country.  Talented students come to Rockefeller for the knowledge and tools to make a difference in the world.  We pride ourselves on preparing dynamic leaders who will shape the public policies of the future.  Whether you are interested in domestic policy or international affairs, thinking about a career at the local, state, national, or international level, or planning to enter graduate school, Rockefeller College will provide you with the tools you need to succeed and achieve your career goals. 

A Unique Educational Environment

  • Rated as one of the leading graduate schools for Public Affairs in the country
  • Strategically located in the capital of New York State, offering numerous opportunities for students to observe and study all levels of government
  • Students work closely with faculty who are pursuing important public policy research
  • Many courses offered in the late afternoon and evening for busy professionals
  • Named an “excellent value” among top public affairs schools

The Knowledge and Tools to
Make a Difference

  • Two outstanding academic departments with nationally-ranked faculty and programs
  • Innovative academic offerings that address key public policy issues including Homeland Security and Financial Market Regulation
  • Nationally-recognized MPA and PhD programs that combine experiential learning with rigorous classroom study and exciting research opportunities
  • Ground-breaking research centers and institutes

Internships - Local to Global Opportunities

  • Internships are available at all levels of government and in the private and nonprofit sectors
  • Many graduate internships are paid, giving students the opportunity to earn income while pursuing their education
  • Rockefeller College interns have found exciting opportunities for work and study abroad including assignments in Africa, Asia, and South America