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.

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Undergraduate

Human Development (BS)

This program explores issues of equity and social justice, while fostering the understanding of complex human conditions. The Department of Human Development values diversity, inclusion and the promotion of positive human development within our rapidly changing global environment.

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Social Work (BSW)

This program prepares students for generalist practice and focuses on understanding social work values, ethics and professional behavior. Students gain the knowledge and skills they need to work with individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities.

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Student-centered classes with accessible faculty who are experts in their fields.
Student-centered classes with accessible faculty who are experts in their fields.

Graduate

Community Research and Action (PhD)

The PhD program in Community Research and Action prepares students for academic or policy-related careers focused on addressing critical issues facing communities. Students gain research skills and learn about society‚Äôs most pressing public policy challenges, including educational inequality, racial justice, gender-based violence and many more.

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Human Development (MS Human Rights)

This program explores issues of equity and social justice, while fostering the understanding of complex human conditions. Students develop marketable professional skills for working in human rights organizations at the local, regional, national and international levels.

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Public Administration (MPA)

Ideal for students committed to public service, this program offers a marketable professional degree that prepares students for management careers in government and nonprofit organizations.

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

Graduates of this program are prepared for rewarding careers that 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)

Become an agent of change through your studies in this program and learn the knowledge and skills to address the needs of individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities.

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Student Affairs Administration (MS)

This program teaches students the skills they need for rewarding careers working with college students and is training the next generation of leaders in higher education.

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

With versatile career options in a growing field, students in this program learn about environmental protection, economic vitality and social equity and are prepared to help communities around the world solve some of their most daunting challenges.

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

This program places students on pathways to a diverse range of rewarding careers teaching in school districts or other areas within the ever-changing field of education. Fully online programs are available, which allow students the flexibility to take courses while working. Graduates become well-grounded in both their discipline and culturally responsive teaching practices.

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A commitment to social justice, bridging classwork with real-world experiences through community engagement.
A commitment to social justice, bridging classwork with real-world experiences through community engagement.

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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