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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.

The MPA application for the Fall 2022 term is now closed. Applications for Fall 2023 will open in early September. CIPA offers rolling admissions until our cohort is full. If you would like to be considered for funding, please 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 Cornell’s MPA program: from the qualities that make Cornell’s MPA so marketable for our graduates to our externship and internship opportunities, from career success stories to admissions guidelines.

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