Master of Public Administration
Experience world-class learning and hands-on study
At CIPA, we start by asking you to articulate your career aspirations. Then we work backwards. Our faculty advisors help you design a curriculum that allows you to build the skills and knowledge you will need for your desired career path.
Our MPA is interdisciplinary, allowing you to take courses from faculty members across Cornell. This is particularly beneficial as you move into a chosen area of concentration (we offer eight areas from which to choose). Many courses include a practical component, challenging you to apply your knowledge and skills to real-world clients and situations.
When you finish your Cornell MPA, you will be well-prepared to enter the job market with the expertise and experience to launch a successful career.
Getting an MPA
- If you have questions about what it would mean to pursue an MPA, we invite you to explore our interactive digital resource page: An Educational Guide for Future Leaders in Public Affairs.
Successful Mission-Driven Careers
- If you’re ready to join a community of dedicated, driven changemakers, then you’re in the right place. Download our MPA Career Report.