We are currently working both remotely and on-site to support your applications.
The preferred and most efficient method of submission for all application materials is online at the time of application or electronically afterwards by PDF email attachment to email@example.com. If you must mail application materials, please allow additional time to process your application. We will follow up if additional documentation is needed.
If you must meet in person, please contact us for current visitation protocols and requirements.
If you are unable to have a document submitted electronically, mailed documents will be accepted but receipt may be delayed. They can be mailed to:
Baruch College – Austin W. Marxe School of Public and International Affairs
Office of Graduate Admissions & Enrollment Services
One Bernard Baruch Way, Box D-0901
New York, NY 10010-5585
To send official transcripts through an electronic delivery system, make sure to select the Marxe School of Public and International Affairs at Baruch College at CUNY as the recipient.
GRE scores are not required. However, if you have already taken the exam, you are welcome to submit your scores as part of you application. Use code 2027 and select “MSPIA Baruch College” from the ETS list of institutions.
For international students requiring a language proficiency exam, we accept the Duolingo,TOEFL, or IELTS. Use code 2027 to submit your scores.
Applicants who are Veterans of the United States Military Service, currently on active duty, or members of the National Guard or Reserves are exempt from paying the graduate application fee. These applicants should contact Marxe admissions and submit their DD-214 form or a copy of their military ID prior to submitting the application.
Evidence of a Bachelor Degree or equivalent is required. Applicants in their last semester of undergraduate studies may apply with a current transcript and then send a final one upon graduation.
Transcripts should be accompanied by official English translations if they are in another language. Translations should be done through a reputable and accredited translation service. Transcripts will need to be evaluated if issued from a country where the education system is different from the U.S. such as a three year Bachelor’s degree. We accept evaluations from World Education Service (WES) and also from evaluators that are a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). Be sure to request a detailed evaluation that includes all course titles, credit hours, grades, recommended United States degree equivalency, grade-point average (GPA), and date of degree conferral. Verified transcripts and evaluations should then be forwarded to Marxe admissions.
Evidence of the completion of specific courses in mathematics, economics, or statistics is not required. However, when the admissions committee reviews applications it considers applicants with a strong quantitative background, as they are more likely to be successful in the School’s rigorous analytical courses. Prospective students with little or no quantitative preparation are encouraged to submit the optional statement and/or complete an introductory course in economics or statistics, and to submit the course transcript.
Send all official transcripts and documents by email. You may also email or upload unofficial copies at the time of application.
Former CUNY students and alumni: If you attended a college within the City University of New York (CUNY) after 2003, the Marxe graduate admissions office will access and obtain your academic records on your behalf upon submission of your application. Please be sure to disclose attendance at all colleges or universities in the academic history section of the application. Applicants are encouraged to obtain and review copies of all their academic records before applying. Please note, if you attended other institutions outside of CUNY, even if credits were transferred to your CUNY academic records, you will need to request official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended and have them sent to the Marxe admissions office. If you attended a CUNY school prior to 2003, you must request official transcripts from the individual college(s) you attended.
Applicants to the Certificate in Public Communication do not need to submit recommendations. Applicants to the MPA, Executive MPA, MIA and MSEd in Higher Education Administration will register recommenders via the online application. Recommenders may complete the entire process online. If a recommender cannot complete the process online for any reason, they may submit their recommendation directly by email. The recommendation letter should be on official letterhead and accompanied by the recommendation form, which is available in PDF format in the recommendation section of the online application. Please be in touch if your recommenders encounter challenges submitting online or by email attachment.
Include employment and academic history; volunteerism and community service; honors; publications; leadership roles; professional association memberships; and other activities related to the applicant’s career goals. Resumes should be no more than two pages.
Required Essay for MPA, Executive MPA, MIA and MSEd in Higher Education Administration:
The Marxe School is committed to training leaders who want to solve local, national and global problems. Tell us how a master in public administration, higher education administration, or international affairs will advance your career ambitions. What problems are you committed to solving? Use a 10 or 12-point standard font, double spaced with one-inch margins. The essay should be between 500-1000 words.
Optional Statement for MPA, Executive MPA, MIA and MSEd in Higher Education Administration:
In evaluating your application to the Marxe School, the admissions committee considers applicants’ professional experience, overall academic record, quantitative skills, and writing ability. Some applicants’ transcripts and resumes may not fully reflect their challenges or abilities in these areas. In this separate, optional statement, please provide any additional information the admissions committee should consider when making its decision. This statement should be addressed directly to the faculty admissions committee, and no longer than one page.
Required Essay for Certificate in Public Communication:
What do you hope to accomplish with a Certificate in Public Communications? Use 10 or 12-point font with one-inch margins. The recommended length is between 500-1000 words.
Applicants are not required to submit a GRE for any program. However, if you have already taken the exam, you may submit your score as part of your application. Use code 2027 and select “MSPIA Baruch College” from the ETS list of institutions. International applicants may be required to submit language exam scores. Please see the requirements under “International Applicants.”
Applicants admitted to the MPA, MIA, or MSEd-HEA program who do not have at least one year of relevant experience will be required to complete an internship and an additional 3-credit internship class as part of their program. The internship requirement will be explicitly stated in the acceptance letter. Students should speak to an academic advisor early on in their program to fully understand what the requirement involves or to request a review of the requirement if the one-year of relevant experience may have been met.
A Note on Admissions Decisions
The Austin W. Marxe School of Public and International Affairs Admissions Committee reviews applications to the MPA, MIA, and MSEd programs on a rolling basis. Decision notices are sent to all applicants by email and postal mail.