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Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse Academic Partnership

Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse Academic Partnership The Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse (CPCA) is a private non-profit that has been dedicated to the reduction of child maltreatment since 1973. Each year, they serve more than 15,000 abused and at-risk children and provide support and education services to more than 3,000 adults. Their mission is to end child abuse in the Mid-Hudson Valley Region.

The CPCA has a dedicated staff with a strong commitment to serving the clients in our community while providing other community members with resources to keep our children safe. They work hard to ensure the long-term sustainability of the organization and oversee that the funds raised directly affect those in need. Their support services help abused children and educate adults to prevent future abuse. They are the only agency providing sexual-abuse prevention training in our community.

As a way of saying "thank you" to Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse employees and volunteers who reside in our community, Marist College is offering special tuition pricing for all Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse employees, volunteers, and their immediate adult family members.

Special Tuition Pricing for Employees

CPCA employees and volunteers, along with their immediate adult family members, will receive the following benefits:

  • A tuition discount on eligible graduate and adult undergraduate degree programs. For our complete list of eligible programs and discounted pricing visit our eligible programs and pricing page.
  • Options for Full-Time and Part-Time Master's and Bachelor's degree programs offered 100% online, in-class, or a mix of both.


CPCA employees and volunteers and their immediate adult family members must show proof of employment or volunteer status in order to qualify for the partnership tuition rate.

Adult undergraduate students are defined as students who began their Marist academic career at age 22 or older and who are applying through the Office of Adult Undergraduate Admission. Graduate students are those students who are initiating an application for a stand-alone masters degree through the Office of Graduate Admission. 

Final determination of eligibility is made by Marist College.

Complete our online inquiry form to receive more information. All contact information provided is confidential.

Programs Offered

Marist College offers students a variety of programs on-site and online for both graduate and adult undergraduate (ages 22+) learners.

Please visit our eligible programs and pricing page for more information.



We offer two start dates for this online program. Apply by December 1 to start in January or apply by August 1 to start in September.

Marist College has offered the MPA degree since 1980 and, for over 20 years, has partnered with public agencies in New York State. As part of the academic partnership between Marist College and Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse, the MPA will be delivered as an online degree program to assist personnel who are unable to attend traditional courses at our satellite locations or prefer the convenience of online learning.


Marist’s MPA degree program meets the needs of the busy professional by combining accelerated scheduling and a reduced pricing structure with the flexibility and convenience of Marist’s online course delivery system. Students in this program represent a diverse mix of public sector professionals from local, state, and federal agencies throughout the nation. This combination of experience provides for an intensely rich and beneficial learning experience and allows students the opportunity to widen their professional networks.

The MPA program is comprised of 39-42 credits of graduate coursework (13-14 courses). Students with less than two years of work experience in the public or non-profit sectors will be required to complete a Public Administration internship. All MPA courses are eight weeks in length and offered Spring, Summer, and Fall. Semester breaks are included. The entire graduate degree program can be completed in just over two years.

To attend one of our MPA Virtual Information Sessions, RSVP through our information session page.