Who Are We?

If you're committed to being an agent for social change and fostering the public good, Marist College is your ideal place to pursue a graduate degree in public administration. For over a decade, Marist has been recognized for outstanding academic excellence by U.S. News & World Report, Time, "The Princeton Review," and "Barron's Best Buys in College Education." Founded in 1929, our 210-acre campus overlooks the Hudson River in the heart of the historic Hudson Valley, midway between New York City and Albany, the state capital. Our online degrees were the first to be accredited by New York State and our online course technology is state-of-the-art. While Marist is ecumenical in character, our educational philosophy reflects the ideals of the founder of the Marist Brothers, St. Marcellin Champagnat: commitment to excellence in education, a pursuit of higher human values, and dedication to the principle of service.

Whether you are making a career change into the public sector, a recent college graduate, or a seasoned non-profit or government professional, you'll find Marist's NASPAA-accredited MPA curriculum well suited to establishing the skills needed for your professional and personal development. As a result of your experiences in the Marist program, you'll not only learn how to be an effective leader but will also be challenged to embody those qualities and values necessary for successful careers in the public and non-profit sectors. 

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The MPA at Marist is ideal for working professionals looking to advance their public administration management skills ... 
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Our faculty is comprised of professionals with doctorates and MPAs from reputed U.S. universities as well as those with substantial work experience in government and non-profit organizations....
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We’re fortunate to have an inspiring group of industry advisors behind the MPA program, and  incorporate their diverse wisdom and perspective into our program...
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