People helping people. Working together. Operating in partnership. Collaborating.
This is what's at the heart of Binghamton University's Master of Public Administration (MPA) program.
An MPA is a marketable professional degree that prepares students for management careers in public and nonprofit organizations. It is ideal for students who are committed to public service, would like to be leaders in public and nonprofit organizations, and want to make a positive difference in the world.
The MPA program at Binghamton University's College of Community and Public Affairs collaborates with community-based organizations to prepare today's students to be tomorrow's leaders, innovators, and public service managers. MPA graduates are equipped with practical, real-world experiences, and the theoretical framework needed to tackle today's toughest societal issues. Our faculty, staff, graduates, students and interns make important contributions to the communities in which they live and work, and to the broader public service profession. You can, too. And it starts here at Binghamton University.
The centerpiece of our academic programs is our NASPAA-accredited MPA program. The flexibility of our MPA curriculum enables students to pursue a variety of interests and tailor their programs of study to fit their needs. Our program also provides a tremendous value for the money. Binghamton University is ranked among the elite public universities in the nation for challenging students academically, not financially.
Prospective students — learn more
You can learn more about the MPA degree here, along with opportunities to combine the MPA with an accredited master's degree in student affairs, social work or nursing. If you are a current undergraduate student at Binghamton University, you can also find out how to fast track your study by pairing an undergraduate degree in political science, theater, Asian and Asian American Studies, Spanish, French, Italian, politics, philosophy and law, Judaic studies or environmental studies with the MPA. Not interested in the full MPA degree? Consider pursuing a graduate certificate in nonprofit administration and local government management.
Explore our website. Find out what our faculty, staff, students and alumni are doing. Consider applying today.
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MPA-MSAA Info Session
Wednesday, September 17
MPA-MSW Info Session
Wednesday, October 8
MPA Info Session - LIVE STREAM
Wednesday, November 19
MPA Info Session
Wednesday, December 17
If you are unable to attend an information session, you can schedule a personal meeting and tour of the University Downtown Center/College of Community and Public Affairs. Contact Joann Lindstrom, Director of Recruitment & Internship Placement at firstname.lastname@example.org or 607-777-9178.
Our students and alumni
"The skills and experiences I gained during my time in the program are proving invaluable here at the Ohio Department of Health. Not a day goes by that I don't utilize some aspect of what I gained at BU!"
- Jeffrey Wynnyk, MPA '09
Binghamton MPA Student: Serving Her Country and Community