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New York City

New York City Externship Semester

Greetings from New York City!

Through the MPA Program Externship Semester in New York City (NYC), you may undertake an externship for up to forty hours per week while completing professional development exercises through an intensive externship course. Brooks MPA Students also enroll in a colloquium organized by the MPA Program featuring distinguished scholars and practitioners in the NYC area.

There is no residential opportunity through this program. Students are responsible for securing their own accommodations. Cornell staff members remain in constant communication with you through written assignments, and periodically travel to NYC during the semester to monitor your progress

There is no additional tuition charge for participating in this program, and students retain insurance coverage under the Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) for the duration of the semester. For more information, please contact MPA Program Executive Director Thomas O’Toole at

Program Details

  • Program Terms: Fall Semester or Spring Semester
  • Program Length: Semester
  • Application Deadlines: Variable check with Tom O’Toole
  • Language Requirement: None
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Minimum GPA: 3.0
  • Housing: 92nd Street YMCA | Cost is variable depending on single/double occupancy
  • Costs: Cornell Tuition, plus travel, lodging, inoculations and personal expenses