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Cornell University Cornell Brooks Public Policy

Government, Politics, Policy Studies

MPA Fellows choosing the Government, Politics, and Policy Studies concentration develop an advanced understanding of how politics and political management intersects with policy processes, program development and resource management in the public sector. This concentration, in particular, focuses on the politics of domestic and international policymaking and administrative processes. Fellows in this concentration develop skills to work effectively with elected officials, public managers and citizens to develop actionable policy goals.

Representative Coursework

  • COMM 6860: Risk Communication
  • PADM 5619: Politics, Policy, and Political Management
  • PADM 5130: Legal Aspects of Public Agency Decision Making
  • GOVT 6857: International Political Economy
  • PADM 5118: Leadership in Public Affairs
  • CRP 6720: International Institutions
  • DSOC 6250: State, Economy and Society
  • GOVT 6171: Politics of Public Policy
  • PADM 5382: Bridging the Gap: Connecting Research and Policy in the NYS Legislature

Representative Employers (Full Time & Internships)

  • Atlantic Council of the United States
  • Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Congressional Research Services
  • Deloitte
  • NYC Mayor’s Office of Operations
  • NYC Office of Management and Budget
  • Office of NYC Comptroller
  • UN Office of Human Resource Management, Strategic Planning and Staffing
  • US Department of Commerce
  • US Government Accountability Office
  • US Securities and Exchange Commission