College of Community and Public Affairs
Through impactful research and a focus on learning beyond the classroom, students, faculty and graduates at the College of Community and Public Affairs are leaders in changing the world. Our graduates are confident and prepared for rewarding careers as social workers, educators, and other key roles that serve communities in the public, nonprofit and private sectors.
How do they get there? CCPA students take their classroom experiences into the community through internships and service-learning at local agencies, schools and government offices that are easily accessible from our two locations (downtown Binghamton and Vestal). Affordable tuition, excellent academics and opportunities for community engagement provide students with a high return on investment in their education.
CCPA is committed to providing an educational experience in which people from all different backgrounds are welcome and encouraged to make their voices heard. Our faculty at CCPA are internationally recognized experts in areas such as education, human rights, health care, sustainability, philanthropy, substance abuse and mental health – and they’re doing that work in our backyard.
Students work closely with outstanding scholars who are also dedicated teachers and will gain in-depth exposure to interdisciplinary research in subjects that will help how to understand and improve our world.
Statement of our values
CCPA is committed to anti-racism, equity and social justice, providing a rigorous educational experience in a climate that fosters inclusion. Faculty, staff and students demonstrate their commitment to these values through their research, teaching and engagement with the community.
- Community Research and Action (PhD)
- Human Development (BS)
- Human Rights (MS)
- Public Administration (MPA)
- Public Health (MPH), with Decker College of Nursing and Health Sciences
- Social Work (BSW, MSW)
- Student Affairs Administration (MS SAA)
- Sustainable Communities (MA, MS), with Harpur College of Arts and Sciences
- Teaching, Learning and Educational Leadership (MS, MA, MAT, MSEd, EdD)