MPA Comprehensive Survey 2016 Results


The MPA programs conduct an annual survey of current students in and graduates of the MPA in Public Policy and Administration (MPA-PPA) and the MPA in Inspection and Oversight (MPA-IO) including students in the MPA-IO Advanced Certificate in Forensic Accounting and MPA students in the single MPA program before the program was split. The survey is designed to serve a set of purposes, and therefore we combined them into one survey to save students time and effort. The results are in.


January MPA Writing Workshops

writingThe Writing Center’s January MPA workshops cover many important topics. To register for the workshops, students MUST sign up for workshops in advance either through TutorTrac (, or email to their workshop choices with title, date, time, and their CUNY EMPL (8 digit) ID number, or calling 646-557-4628 and leave a message containing their workshop choices with title, date, time, and their CUNY EMPL (8 digit) ID number. If they need to cancel, they must follow the same procedure.


Registration For New MPA Students

registerCongratulations to students admitted for Spring 2016 to the MPA programs, both online and campus. You can take the following steps to plan your course of study and register for classes. MPA services at can assist if you encounter problems registering.


January 2017 MPA Workshops

The January 2017 MPA workshop schedule includes several new topics. All the workshops are free, and none require registration in advance.


Textbook and iPad Collection and Distributions Schedule

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This is the schedule for the Fall 2016 collection and Spring 2017 distribution of textbooks and iPads, in  Suite 523 Haaren Hall (T- building).

We will be collecting books/tablets from the Fall 2016 from Saturday December 10, 2016 until December 20, 2016 and will resume for distribution for Spring 2017 on January 23, 2017 to February 10, 2017.

Free Co-Curricular Workshops

bookeepingThe Graduate Studies co-curricular workshops will begin on Wednesday, August 24th. Click here for more information: Co-Curricular Workshops Flyer.

MPA-IO Students and the Inspectors General Fall Conference

NewB&WlogoThe Fall Conference of the Association of Inspectors General takes place in Boston November 16-18, 2016. Further information about the conference is here:  Inspectors General Conference 2016.

For both campus-based and online students, the MPA program will pay for registration which includes many meals. However, you are responsible for your travel and hotel expenses. (more…)

James O’Neill MPA ’93 is New NYPD Commissioner

James P. O'Neill, MPA 1993, John Jay College
James P. O’Neill, MPA 1993, John Jay College

The Mayor today announced that James P. O’Neill, a 1993 MPA graduate from John Jay College, will serve as New York City’s next Police Commissioner. As Chief of Department, O’Neill has been the architect of the NYPD’s neighborhood policing program, a growing initiative to strengthen the relationship between police and the communities they serve.

His specialization in the John Jay MPA program was Budget and Fiscal Policy.


MPA-IO Specialization: Health Care Services Inspection and Oversight

stop_fraudThe MPA in Inspection and Oversight program announces a new specialization – Health Care Services Inspection and Oversight. The specialization will prepare students for careers in the assessment, monitoring, regulation, auditing and investigation of health care organizations and service providers.

The specialization is initially only being offered on an online basis. Students in the campus-based MPA-IO and in the online MPA-IO can both complete the program by taking the following courses:


Course Resources

The MPA Programs are developing and will maintain course resource pages for MPA courses. The course resource pages will guide students and faculty as to the following:

  • Course Title and Description and prerequistes
  • Learning Goals
  • Course Embedded General Advising
  • Course Embedded Career Advising
  • Topical coverage expectations – what topics the course is expected to cover
  • Key capstone project skills to be covered
  • Textbooks available based on the MPA loaner textbook program
  • Open Educational Resources

Open Education Resource Courses have instructional resources, including online resources and loaner textbooks, that avoid the need for students to purchase textbooks. They are designated in the sidebar.

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