Marxe School of Public and International Affairs - Baruch College

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• Established: 1994
• 785 graduate students
• 160 undergraduate students
• Students per program: 
   - MPA: 510
   - BSPA: 160
   - MSed: 148
   - MIA: 127
• Gender breakdown: 34% male, 66% female 
• 8,000+ alumni
• Global partnerships on six continents
• 43,000+ nonprofit organizations within easy reach of Baruch's central location in Manhattan

• The MPA program ranks among the top 50 "Best Graduate Public Affairs Programs" by U.S. News & World Report
• The MPA, Non-Profit Management, and Urban Policy programs rank #1 in New York City among public institutions

The Austin W. Marxe School of Public and International Affairs at Baruch College is New York City’s only public graduate school dedicated to public affairs. Since 1994, we've offered a Bachelor of Science in Public Administration (BSPA), a Master's and Executive Master's in Public Administration (MPA, EMPA), and a Master's of Science in Education in Higher Education Administration (MSEd-HEA). In the fall of 2017, we also launched a Master of International Affairs (MIA) program. We draw upon one of the largest public affairs faculty in the nation, and we apply an interdisciplinary approach to teaching, research, and professional development.

Education that makes a difference
There’s a reason the Marxe School’s enjoys rankings among the top public affairs programs in the nation: the School offers the tools and experience needed to become a public policy leader. Combining theory, perspectives, and practice, you’ll be able to analyze and think critically about today’s most pressing policy issues and learn how to address them with a fresh public service perspective. As New York City’s only public graduate school dedicated to public affairs, you’ll gain experiences in and out of the classroom that will inspire and energize you throughout your career. Learn at the Austin W. Marxe School of Public and International Affairs and you’ll leave fully prepared to make an impact in the field of public policy.

Master of Public Administration
Ranked among the best in the nation, our MPA degree helps students develop the practical skills and deep understanding of public service they'll need to lead government, nonprofit, and private sector organizations and to foster effective and inclusive institutions that strive to further economic and social equity in New York City, the nation, and the world.

Executive Master of Public Administration
One of the original executive public administration programs in the nation, our EMPA develops confident, innovative, ethical, and strategic leaders with the capability to make a difference in government and nonprofit administration. The EMPA is for experienced professionals who want to gain administrative leadership skills as a cohort in an accelerated program of study taught jointly by academics and practitioners.

Master of International Affairs
In this challenging new world, our MIA degree offers students a rigorous, multidisciplinary academic understanding of global challenges and governance as well as providing the skills to address them. Students also receive advanced training in key techniques of policy analysis, budgeting, assessment of political culture, global communication strategies, regionally specific issues and comparative methods.

Master of Science in Education in Higher Education Administration
Located within the largest urban higher education system in the United States, our MSEd-HEA aspires to produce talented leaders and managers who will effectively chart the futures of institutions of higher education. The program is ideally structured to meet the needs of people currently working in higher education who seek to advance their role and responsibilities.

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28 Graduate Programs Offered

Program Certificate Master's Doctorate
Campus Hybrid Online Campus Hybrid Online Campus Hybrid Online
Educational Administration              
Educational Leadership              
Healthcare Administration              
Higher Education              
International Affairs              
International Development              
International Relations              
International Studies              
International Trade              
Labor/Industrial Relations              
Non-Profit Administration              
Public Admin              
Public Policy              


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Student Body

720 students

274 full-time

446 part-time




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