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Cornell University Cornell Brooks Public Policy


Ready to take on some of the world’s most complex policy challenges? You’re in the right place. We are looking for students of exceptional quality who have the analytical, leadership and communication skills necessary to succeed in a career serving the public in government, nonprofit or for-profit sectors.

Round One of the residential MPA application for the 2023-2024 academic year will close on January 15; however, we have opened the application for a second round of applications. Round Two applications are due by 11:59 PM EST on February 15, 2023. To receive consideration for funding, we encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible.

Learn more information about the Executive MPA (EMPA) admissions process and application here.

Public Policy in Action Blog

Our blog features profiles of students and alumni, application information, research and experiential projects being completed by faculty and students, and general behind-the-scenes information about our MPA program.

We hope this blog inspires you to learn more about the many ways you can promote positive change in the world with a Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree!

Read MPA stories here

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Our viewbook is designed to tell you everything you need to know about the MPA Program: from the qualities that make the Cornell Brooks School MPA so marketable for our graduates to our externship and internship opportunities, from career success stories to admissions guidelines.

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Application Process