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Nationally Ranked MPA

The Career You Want. The Skills You Need.

U.S. News & World Report ranks the MPA program at Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy 21st in the country out of more than 280 public affairs programs.

Within the field of public affairs, Rockefeller is ranked in the following specialties:

Our MPA program also boasts distinctive programs of study such as Homeland Security, Health Policy, and local government management.  Rockefeller College prepares MPA students for careers in local, state, or federal government, in the nonprofit sector, and abroad.


Rockefeller College is the best value of the top 25 schools of Public Affairs in the country.   Even if you’re not a New York State resident, Rockefeller’s MPA program is more than 40% less expensive than our average competitor.

Strategic Location

Our location in the capital of New York State gives students unique opportunities to observe government and policymaking at the local, state and national levels.  Rockefeller’s MPA students find internships in state and federal government agencies, nonprofit organizations, city and county governments, and legislative offices. 

Career Services

Graduates of Rockefeller College’s MPA program find relevant, highly rewarding jobs right after graduation!  Typically, more than 90% of graduates find a job in their field within 6 months of receiving their degree.