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#2022APPAM Spotlight: Rockefeller College of Public Affairs, University at Albany, SUNY


The #2022APPAM Fall Research Conference will feature some fantastic sponsors from across the policy research spectrum. Today we're shining a spotlight on the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs, University at Albany, SUNY.


What types of programs does your school offer?

The Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy offers an undergraduate major in Public Policy and Management, a Masters of Public Administration (MPA) program, a PhD program in Public Administration and Policy, and several professional certificate programs. It offers additional graduate and undergraduate programs through the Political Science department and the School of Criminal Justice.

What would you list as your school's greatest accomplishments in the last 5-10 years?

Our MPA is currently ranked the number one Public Affairs graduate program among public institutions in the Northeast, and is ranked 23rd in the country out of 285 public affairs programs. Our PhD students have graduated to pursue prestigious careers, including tenure-track positions in nationally-ranked public affairs schools and senior researcher positions in think tanks and government. Through our affiliated public policy research centers, including the Center for Policy Research and the Center for Technology in Government, faculty have received competitive external research awards over the past four years of over $17 million dollars.

Why should potential students choose your school or program?

In recent years, we have on average over 100 undergraduate students majoring in Public Policy and Management, approximately 150 students enrolled in the MPA program, approximately 30 students enrolled in graduate certificate programs, and approximately 35 students enrolled in our PhD program. Although there are ample opportunities for faculty to teach at the undergraduate and doctoral levels, many faculty spend the majority of their time teaching core and elective courses in the MPA program

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