Each class is 3-credits and typically meets once a week, on a Monday-Friday basis for traditional MPA, MIA & MSEd-HEA and Certificate in Public Communication students. Most classes are offered in the evenings between 6:00 pm – 9 pm. There are some online course options, as well as ‘hybrid” courses that alternately meet in the classroom and have online sessions. Course offerings vary each semester, but the required (core) courses in each program are offered each and every semester (fall & spring).
In general, we only offer classes for students who have been accepted through our admissions process and are pursuing their Certificate or Master degree at the Marxe School. CUNY employees may request approval on a case-by-case basis to take non-matriculating courses by contacting Graduate Admissions at email@example.com. You may also research if other CUNY schools offer similar programs or coursework on a non-matriculated basis here.
Yes, fall and spring admission are available for the MPA, MIA and MSEd-HEA programs, as well as the Certificate in Public Communication. The Executive MPA program begins once a year, and admits students for fall semesters only.
The Marxe School offers a number of awards to new incoming students. Along with more traditional scholarship offers, fellowship packages combine scholarship funding, part-time work, and a stipend which covers the total costs of tuition and fees. Scholarship and fellowship award recipients are selected based upon their GPA, strength of application submitted and fitness for the program. Award packages are available only to degree program students. All applicants are automatically considered for awards at the time of admission. There is no separate application to be considered for awards. Fellowships are awarded to fall incoming students and are applied for one full academic year (fall & spring). All awarded scholarship students will be notified both by e-mail and regular mail. See more information about awards.
Transfer credits are evaluated and approved through Marxe graduate academic advisement after a student has been admitted into the program. Here are some basic guidelines if you are considering transferring credits to the Marxe School:
-The credits must be from a graduate-level program.
-The courses must be relevant to the course of study (from another public administration/policy program, international affairs, educational administration or related program)
-You must have earned a minimum of B or better in the class for the credits to be eligible for transfer
-A maximum of 12 credits may be transferred in (or pursued externally from the Marxe School during the duration of your studies in the program)
-Credits must be from degree-bearing programs (not certificate programs)
Yes, the Office of Graduate Admissions and Enrollment Services offers campus tours during specified times of the year. The tour is designated for prospective students who wish to learn more about School academic programs and explore the facilities and environment at Baruch College. You can check the events calendar for upcoming tours, information sessions, and open houses.
Yes, you are able to request a class visit by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org. Before doing so, please browse the MPA,MSEd-HEA or MIA curriculum and identify a class you would be interested in observing in your program of interest. Once your request is received, every effort will be made to accommodate and make arrangements for your visit. Keep in mind there are limited opportunities to visit and observe a class, depending on the permission of the instructor, course availability, class activity/time of year, and the academic calendar.
For any school where you have pursued 9 or more credits, you must submit the official transcript from the original institution. You may submit unofficial copies at the time of application and follow up later with official copies. While we work remotely, please arrange for all materials to be sent electronically by email to email@example.com.
During our hybrid operations of both in-person and remote support for applicants:
If you are submitting official transcripts yourself, you may submit them in person, or mail them to the Office of Graduate Admissions and Enrollment Services. Transcripts must remain in the original sealed envelope to be considered official. Typically, applicants make a request to previously attended institutions and have official transcripts sent directly to the Office. Please refer to and note the official mailing and physical address below. Some institutions deliver secure, official transcripts electronically. Whenever possible, the Office will accept electronic transcripts, so please provide firstname.lastname@example.org as the recipient address for electronic transcript delivery.
For optimal delivery, please address mail only to this mailing address, exactly as it appears:
Baruch College – 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
135 East 22nd Street – 9TH Floor – Suite 906
New York, NY 10010
Office hours: Monday-Friday (9:00 am-5:00 pm)
If you attended a college within the City University of New York (CUNY) after 2003, our 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. If you completed less than 9 creditsat any institution but believe the credits are relevant for the faculty admissions committee to consider as part of your academic history (such as related and/or quantitative coursework), please request a transcript from those colleges/universities.
A GRE is not required for any program. However, if you have taken the exam, you are welcome to submit the scores as part of your application. Use code 2027 and select “MSPIA Baruch College” from the ETS list of institutions.
If you are interested in applying for financial aid, please be sure to fill out the FAFSA as soon as you submit your graduate application. Use Baruch’s school code: 007273.
Your acceptance letter will specify if you will be required to complete the additional 3-credit internship. The faculty admissions committee typically assigns this requirement to students who have less than one year of full-time administrative experience in the related program field. The internship must be completed before graduation. You will work with your dedicated advisors and career counselors at Baruch to set the grounds of your internship provisions soon after you begin your program.
If you are offered admission, you are able to defer for up to one year from the original semester of acceptance.
The natural first step is to communicate your intentions. You may simply complete the intent form online (links are included in your acceptance message) or submit the intent form that accompanies the acceptance letter you received in the mail, and return it to Marxe admissions with your enrollment deposit in the postage-paid envelope included. Enrollment deposits are currently only accepted by check or money order, made payable to Baruch College. This is officially how you reserve your seat in the program. Once your deposit is received you will be sent a confirmation email. Shortly thereafter, you will receive an email with details about orientation and registering for classes. Of course you may contact Marxe admissions with any specific questions or concerns prior to indicating your intentions and/or submitting your deposit.
Yes, you will need to complete the Baruch College immunization form [PDF] and submit it to the Medical Records Unit at Baruch College. As per New York State law, your immunization information must be verified prior to enrolling. You may submit the form and any appropriate supporting documentation by email, fax, or in-person. Please note that the Medical Records Unit is housed within the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at Baruch College, but does indeed process the necessary immunization records for enrolling graduate students.
Yes, applicants who completed their Bachelor’s degree in a country where English is not an official language are required to submit TOEFL, IELTS or Duolingo scores. Use code 2027 and select “MSPIA Baruch College” from the ETS list of institutions.
No, you will not need to have a WES or AACRAO evaluation submitted if your degree was completed in the United States. However, you will need to provide an official transcript (translated in English) from the international college if you completed 9 or more credits at that institution and transferred in credits to your home college without grades. If you transferred in both credits and grades back to your home institution, you will not need to submit a transcript from the foreign institution.