Academics

The College of Community and Public Affairs offers undergraduate, master's, doctoral and advanced certificate programs; with interdepartmental, double-degree, dual-degree and accelerated program options.

Want to make a positive impact and empower change? Learn how CCPA prepares students for rewarding careers in public service.

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Undergraduate

Human Development (BS)

Rooted in collaborative instruction, the program explores the complexity of human conditions related to equity, social justice, psychology, citizenship and health.

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Social Work (BSW)

Preparing professionals for autonomous, knowledge-based, advanced practice in a wide array of settings within a community of scholars, practitioners and learners.

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Graduate

Community Research and Action (PhD)

The PhD program in Community Research and Action prepares students for academic or policy-related careers as public scholars focused on addressing critical issues facing communities. 

Community Research and Action

Human Development (MS Human Rights)

Rooted in collaborative instruction, the program explores the complexity of human conditions related to equity, social justice, psychology, citizenship and health.

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Public Administration (MPA)

Working in collaboration with community-based organizations to prepare students to be the leaders, innovators, and public and non-profit service managers of tomorrow.

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Public Health (MPH), with Decker College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Graduates are prepared to analyze complex public health issues and to work collaboratively to create healthier communities in New York and throughout the world.

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Social Work (MSW)

Preparing professionals for autonomous, knowledge-based, advanced practice in a wide array of settings within a community of scholars, practitioners and learners.

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Student Affairs Administration (MS)

Providing the theory, network and professional development needed to launch careers in higher education.

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Sustainable Communities (MA, MS), with Harpur College of Arts and Sciences

A versatile program in a growing field, the program integrates environmental protection, economic vitality and social equity to solve the challenges of communities around the world.

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Teaching, Learning, and Educational Leadership (MS, MA, MAT, MSEd, EdD)

Preparing competent, qualified educators who are well-grounded in their disciplines and capable of reaching out to work collaboratively with others.

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Options for Increasing your Marketability

4+1/Accelerated Degrees

Complete a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in five years.

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Double/Dual Degrees

Complete two master's degrees in just three years. 

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Advanced Certificates

Certificate programs allow students to develop specialized expertise to advance in their career and stand out to employers.

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