Academic Advisement @ Marxe
For Graduate Students
Marxe Academic Advisors continue working hybrid schedules and are available to meet in various formats, including in-person. Advising sessions can be conducted via zoom, telephone or in-person via appointments, and we are always available via email.
Students can make advisement appointments with their advisors using the Navigate App. Appointments are required for in-person meetings.
The Marxe graduate academic advisement team is committed to creating an inclusive atmosphere of respect and professionalism through shared accountability between student and advisor to guide and support graduate students throughout their academic career and beyond, and ensure they receive the best possible services to enhance their overall graduate experience.
Graduate students are encouraged to:
- Attend all orientations and special advisement information events
- Complete a program plan that details the courses to be completed and the time frame for completing the degree
- Check their Baruch student email frequently for the weekly advisement newsletter, updates on course scheduling, and changes in academic policies
- Contact an advisor for a problem with a professor, academic difficulties with a class, or when having personal issues while pursuing coursework
- Complete a degree audit prior to graduation with your advisor (this degree audit will ensure all your degree information is correct and will be used to update DegreeWorks as necessary)
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Remember to meet and stay in touch with your advisor to make sure you are on track for success in your degree program!
Graduate Student Handbook
Graduate students must claim their CUNYfirst account to register for classes. Students in the traditional MPA, MIA and MSEd-HEA claim their account and register themselves. Students in the Executive MPA should claim their account, but do not register themselves; this is done by the graduate advisement team. It is recommended that students meet with their advisor to plan out their courses in the correct order to avoid taking classes at the wrong time.
The Schedule of Classes is available prior to each registration period for the upcoming semester for students to search for classes, instructor names, and course information. Students that register themselves must access CUNYfirst to find their appointment time for registration for each upcoming term. Each student is assigned a unique registration appointment time on CUNYfirst and will not be able to register before the appointment time listed for them. Students will use Schedule Builder to search for classes, explore different schedule options and to finalize registration. For troubleshooting with Schedule Builder, please visit this page.
It is imperative that students register for classes as soon as their registration opens. Neither instructors nor advisors can add seats to a closed class; there are also no waitlists for any of our graduate PAF classes. Students closed out of classes are recommended to habitually check the schedule for any seats to open up. If there is a hold on the account (late payments, overdue library fines, etc.), the hold will need to be cleared in order to register.
- Graduate students working full-time should not register for a full-time course load (9 or more credits). Any Marxe graduate student who wants to take more than 9 credits (full-time) in a given semester must consult with an academic advisor and get permission to do so. Please email your advisor or contact email@example.com.
- It is highly recommended that graduate students should take core required courses before taking elective courses. Core course are foundational courses and pre-reqs to many electives. New graduates students enrolling in their first semester should plan to only take core classes.
- Students should not register for a capstone class (PAF 9190, PAF 9390 or PAF 9490) until they are at the end of their academic program. Independent study capstones are not permitted.
- Students seeking to complete an independent study must make arrangement with a full-time member of the public affairs faculty, who then must obtain authorization from the Associate Dean. Adjunct faculty are not permitted to teach independent study sections.
- If classes are cancelled due to insufficient enrollment or for some other reason, a notification will be sent prior to the start of the semester via Baruch email. A back-up schedule is recommended in the event a class is cancelled or moved to another time slot.
- Courses are offered in a variety of instruction modalities; such as online (synchronous or asynchronous), hybrid and in-person. Click here to read more about instruction modalities.
- Courses with section codes XMPA are not open for registration by traditional MPA, MIA, or MSEd-HEA students.
- Students may take courses at other CUNY senior colleges using the ePermit system on CUNYfirst. Preapproval is required by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org; please email the course number, title and the description of the course you would like to take on ePermit. After given pre-approval, students can then go ahead and fill out the ePermit on CUNYfirst. We recommend any student doing an epermit to submit this as soon as their registration opens for the following semester. For more information about ePermits, visit the College’s how-to guide to ePermit.
The Marxe Advisement Team is comprised of experienced professionals whose goal is to guide students efficiently and effectively to degree completion. The team provides academic advisement for the Master of Public Administration (MPA), Master of International Affairs (MIA), Master of Science in Education (MSEd) in Higher Education Administration (HEA) and our Certificate Programs.
The team holds memberships in the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) and the American College Personnel Association (ACPA) and keep up-to-date on the latest trends in higher education administration, including the accreditation standards of NASPAA (Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration). A newsletter is distributed each week with the latest information about courses, new program initiatives, and student opportunities. Any member of the team may be contacted at email@example.com.
Director of Academic Advisement
- Associate Director of Academic Advisement
- Advisor to Master of International Affairs (MIA)
- Advisor to Executive Master of Public Administration Students (EMPA)
- Assistant Director of Academic Advisement
- Advisor to traditional Master of Public Administration Students (MPA)
- Advisor to Master of Science in Education in Higher Education Administration (HEA)
- Undergraduate Coordinator & Advisor
- Advisor to the Bachelor of Science in Public Affairs (BSPA)
Maria Xique Ramirez
- Office of Academic Programs Coordinator
Office of Graduate Academic Advisement