International Opportunities for
Graduate Students

Rockefeller College offers graduate students a variety of options for overseas study. The College continually works to enrich students' educational experience by developing new study abroad and exchange programs with international partners.

Bocconi University
Milan, Italy

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Through its MPA program, Rockefeller College partners with Bocconi University to offer a dual degree program. The first year is completed in Albany and the second year is completed in Milan (UAlbany tuition and fees). Degrees will be awarded from both programs:  Masters in Public Administration from the University at Albany, and Laurea Specialistica in Economia e Management delle Amministrazioni Pubbliche e delle Istituzioni Internazionali (CLAPI-LS). Coursework is taught in English.

Fudan University
Shanghai, China

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Rockefeller MPA students may study at Fudan University for one semester as a non-degree student (UAlbany tuition and fees).  Courses completed may be applied to graduation requirements. Fudan offers students the opportunity to take courses on the topic of global affairs while studying and living in an exciting area of the world. Some coursework is available in English; Chinese language coursework is also available.


Peace Corps Masters International

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Combine Peace Corps service with a degree in public administration. Rockefeller College and Peace Corps have joined together to offer a Peace Corps Master's International Program within the Masters of Public Administration (MPA). The Master's International program enables students to integrate overseas service in the Peace Corps with earning an MPA degree at Rockefeller College. Students enrolled in the Master’s International program will utilize their Peace Corps experience to satisfy the MPA degree’s career experience requirement. Earn eight elective credits towards your MPA degree when you spend two years overseas as a Peace Corps volunteer and complete an academic project based on your experience. Students accepted to the program will complete required coursework in Albany during their first year and their final three elective courses during the semester after Peace Corps service. Participants in the Master's International program must be accepted to both the MPA degree program and the Peace Corps. Prospective students should first apply to Rockefeller College’s MPA program then, when accepted, submit their application to the Peace Corps. Learn more about PCMI.