The #2020APPAM Fall Research Conference will take place online, but it will also have some fantastic sponsors from across the policy research spectrum. Today we're shining a spotlight on the Austin W. Marxe School of Public and International Affairs, Baruch College
What are the main areas of work on which you focus?
We focus primarily on Public Affairs and Administration; Public Policy; International Affairs; Higher Education.
What would you say are your school's greatest accomplishments in the last 5-10 years?
In 2016, the School received a historic $30M gift from entrepreneur and Baruch alumnus, Austin W. Marxe and changed its name from School of Public Affairs to the Austin W. Marxe School of Public and International Affairs. The gift has enabled an increase in scholarships and study abroad programs; the establishment of faculty chairs; and the development of public policy programming (Marxe Talks, Global Insights, Marxe Issues) that convene with thought leaders for critical discussions on vital issues.
The School offers faculty ample resources and support for research which has produced groundbreaking reports in the areas of climate, race, public health, nonprofits, and more.
The School retains and runs five renowned research centers and institutions that produce critical reports, survey results, and data on a variety of topics relevant to public policy.
The School has earned numerous rankings, including but not limited to the following from U.S News and World Report’s Best Graduate Schools, 2021:
o Public Affairs MPA, #1 in New York City among public institutions
o Nonprofit Management – Public Affairs Specialty, #1 in New York City among public institutions
o Urban Policy – Public Affairs Specialty, #1 in New York state among public institutions
Why should potential students choose your school or program?
New York City is home to the United Nations; global businesses and foundations; prestigious institutions of higher learning; thousands of nonprofits; and more non-governmental and international non-governmental organizations than any other American city. 8000 alumni can attest that there is no better place to study public affairs and administration, international affairs, or higher education administration; and no better place to experience an educational experience built on principles of rigor, access, and value than Baruch College‘s nationally recognized Austin W. Marxe School of Public and International Affairs.
Here's a snapshot of Marxe School outcomes: as of Summer 2020, 92% of the School’s 2018-19 graduates are employed, nearly two-thirds of whom have salaries above $60,000/year.
What is your Graduate/Undergraduate divide?
Approximately 80% graduate (Master of Public Administration, Master of Education in Higher Education Administration, Master of International Affairs) / 20% undergraduate (Bachelor of Science in Public Affairs)