The MPA Advising Office is Now Open

The MPA Advising Office is now open for business! So for, they have helped over two hundread students with:

  • Course completion planning
  • Specializations
  • Graduate audits
  • Transfers
  • Substitutions
  • Spring scheduling
  • Process for resolving Incomplete grades
  • Probation process
  • MPAQE questions
  • Internships
  • Career advising

Career Counselor Mary Ann Triest, Advising Administrator Marie Springer, and Professor Judy-Lynne Peters

Before you seek advisement, you can get yourself off to a good start by developing your own course completion plan.  Having a plan will not only help you optimize your schedule and help you stay on track until graduation, it will also help the MPA Advising Office to serve you more efficiently. You can find the Graduate Bulletin here:  http://johnjay.jjay.cuny.edu/bulletins/graduatebulletin20112012.pdf (the MPA program begins on page 15). The bulletin will provide you with all the course requirements for the program as well as the specialization information you need to develop a plan.

Identify the program you are enrolled in, either the MPA in Public Policy and Administration or the MPA Program in Inspection and Oversight. The required courses for each program make up 27 credits of your 42 credit program. Make yourself a list of the required courses for your specific program. Be sure to include not only the 7 core requirements, but the research methods and quantitative skills courses as well. This will help you to determine which classes to register for.  You can develop a long range plan by semester.  The core required courses are offered every semester.  Students are advised to complete, PAD 700, PAD 702 , PAD 705 and PAD 715 within their first fifteen credits of matriculation.

Once you have figured out how to manage your required courses, you should select a specialization and figure out which courses you would like to take.
For additional assistance please contact us at: mpaadvising@jjay.cuny.edu