To be eligible for admission to the concurrent degree programs, matriculated students must complete at least one full-time semester of graduate-level coursework or the equivalent, and earn a 3.5 grade point average or better at ESF. Students who are interested in any of these programs must complete an application process through the ESF Office of Instruction and Graduate Studies within their first year of study.
The Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs was ranked #1 in 2009 for Public Affairs by U.S. News and World Reports (http://www.maxwell.syr.edu/inside/USNews_1.pdf)
The Master of Public Administration (MPA) is a one (1) year program that is designed to prepare students for the challenges of leadership and management in the public sector. Maxwell is the only major school where the professional graduate program in public administration is integrated within the larger school of social sciences (anthropology, economics, geography, history, political science and sociology). This strong tradition of interdisciplinary research and study provides a rich context for the professional study of public policy analysis and management.General information about the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs can be found at: http://www.maxwell.syr.edu/. Specific information about the MPA degree program can be found at: http://www.maxwell.syr.edu/pa/mpaprogram.asp .