MPA Services

The MPA Academic Program Advisors assist students in navigating the curriculum requirements of the MPA programs. Senior Academic Advisors Melissa Joseph (IO-Campus, PPA-Campus) and Fatima Pujols (PPA-IO Online, PPA Campus) help students to develop “Degree Completion Plans” that reflect their specialization and course preferences. They assist students in implementing the plans, which may require additional services such as:

  • Assistance in selecting a Specialization
  • Getting courses transferred from other colleges or graduate programs
  • Getting course substitution papers filed
  • Selecting courses for registration
  • Resolving INC (incomplete) grades
  • Resolving academic probation status
  • Completing the MPA Qualifying Exam (MPAQE)
  • Planning for an internship
  • Resolving graduation audit issues
  • Career search issues
  • Assistance with scheduling
  • Assistance with Differential Tuition financial support
  • Correcting or updating the academic records

MPA Career Advisor, Mechellé Grayson assists students in job searches and other employment-related matters.

Kimberly Heyman serves as the advisor to students in the West Point MPA Program.

For textbook distribution inquiries, please email mpatextbooks@jjay.cuny.edu

For advisement inquiries, please email mpaadvising@jjay.cuny.edu

Contact Information:

Fatima Pujols (Senior Academic Advisor)
Telephone: 646-557-4830
Email: fpujols@jjay.cuny.edu

Melissa Joseph (Senior Academic Advisor)
Telephone: 212-393-6408
Email: mjoseph@jjay.cuny.edu

Mechellé Grayson (MPA Career Advisor)
Telephone: 646-781-5215
Email: mgrayson@jjay.cuny.edu

Kimberly Heyman (West Point Advisor)
Telephone: 845-446-5959
Email: kheyman@jjay.cuny.edu