Nelson A. Rockefeller College of Public Affairs
The Graduate School of Public Affairs provides educational preparation for academic and public service careers, to undertake research on significant public problems and issues, and to assist in the continuing professional development of government executives. The School is comprised of the Departments of Political Science and Public Administration and Policy and has an enhanced interdisciplinary approach to its public policy mission. Its educational program consists of extensive graduate curricula in political science, public administration, and public policy. The research activi ties of the School are designed primarily to strengthen and support its academic function, as well as to make useful contributions to a better understanding of government, the economy, public policy, and social behavior. Its educational program consists of extensive graduate curricula in political science, public administration, and public policy.
The School offers appropriate assistance to the governments of New York State and the United States, and to foreign government and international organizations in meeting the responsibilities of contemporary citizenship and governance through special courses and conferences, research and consultation, and publications for the dissemination of information. The following centers are affiliated with the School: The Center for Policy Research, The Center for Legislative Development, and the Center for Women in Government. Students in graduate programs may undertake internships in state and local government and the legislature, gaining valuable experience, professional credentials, and the opportunity to subsidize graduate education.
Political Science, Ph.D., M.A., B.A./M.A. Areas of concentrated study include American political systems, comparative political systems, international relations, political theory, public administration, public law, and public policy.
Public Administration and Policy, Ph.D., J.D./M.P.A. (Joint Degree with Albany Law), C.A S. in Planning and Policy Analysis, M.P.A., M.A. in Public Affairs and Policy, C.G.S. in Public Sector Management, C.G.S. in Women and Public Policy Areas of the M.P.A. program specialization are comparative and development administration, health administration, human resources management, information resources management, legislative administration, policy analysis, public finance, public management. Within the Ph.D., specializations include comparative and development administration, decision and policy sciences, organizational behavior and theory, politics and administration, public finance and public management.