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#2021APPAM Spotlight: Austin W. Marxe School of Public and International Affairs


The #2021APPAM Fall Research Conference will feature 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.


What types of programs does your school offer?

Master of Public Administration; Master of Science in Education in Higher Education; Master of International Affairs; Bachelor of Science in Public Affairs

What would you list as 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 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 social barrier-transcending, diverse, and value-rich school 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.

If you are hiring, what makes your school a great place to work?

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.

Our faculty members produce groundbreaking research in the areas of:

• Public health
• Race
• Climate change
• Women’s issues
• Education
• Food security
• Transportation
• Housing
• Voting rights
• Politics
• Immigration
• And more

What is your undergraduate/graduate 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)

Is there any other information you'd like us to include in your Spotlight?

The mission of the Austin W. Marxe School of Public and International Affairs and its degree programs is to empower the next generation of public and nonprofit leaders, advance knowledge about public life and policy, and engage communities across our city, nation, and world to foster effective, inclusive institutions and societies.

What is an interesting, unique, or fun fact about your school?

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.

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