As you begin to look at the different MPA degree options available in New York, you’ll want to see what types of requirements each one has. An undergraduate degree is required but you’ll need to see if the bachelor’s degree needs to be in public administration (or a related field). Each school may have different requirements.
You’ll have the ability to choose from campus options available across New York state or look at online options if your schedule or geographic location limits options. If you decide to earn your MPA as a full-time student, you’ll likely be in school for four semesters (2 years). If you are unable to go as a full-time student, your degree will likely take around 3 years but can vary based on a variety of factors.
Possible MPA Degree Concentrations
While you will likely already have a concept of what kinds of concepts are taught throughout an MPA degree, you should know how much more detailed the curriculum is.
There are several schools in New York that will offer actual workshops where you practice writing out policy and conveying the messaging of that practice policy to the public. Schools like Columbia University utilize this as a hands on teaching technique.
You may also choose a specialization or concentration within an MPA like non-profit management. You’ll learn techniques and strategies around fundraising, social entrepreneurship, and benchmarking. Courses around the development of a non-profit board can be important depending on what stage the non-profit is in that you get involved with.
While non-profit management is just one example of a concentration available at a variety of New York schools, you have many others to choose from.
Top New York MPA Related Careers
It shouldn’t be a surprise that the largest city in the United States (New York, New York) can offer a variety of different MPA related jobs. If you’re looking to work at a school in a professorial role, the City University of New York (CUNY) might be looking for assistant professors. There are also various veteran associated organizations that are regularly looking for MPA graduates. We wanted to pull government BLS data (source) specific to New York on common job roles MPA graduates may have.
|Job Classification||2016 National Median Annual Salary||National Estimated Job Growth (2014 – 2024)||Estimated Jobs in New York||Annual Mean Salary in New York|
|Advertising, Promotions, and Marketing Managers|
|Public Relations and Fundraising Managers|
It should be noted that while these are specific to the entire state of New York, salary expectations can vary depending on the cost of living for your city.