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Current Students

This page contains links to information for current MPA students, including IRB compliance for research undertaken for the MPA project (PAD 690), MPA Project Guidelines, and using Degree Works to track program completion.

Our MPA Student Handbook contains requirements, rules, etc.  Please download.

Internships, Jobs, and Grants

Jobs, fellowships, grants, and internships are posted to the Public Administration Facebook page.

Pi Alpha Alpha Chapter - the Global Honor Society for Public Affairs and Public Administration

Induction into the public administration and affairs honor society takes place each May.  Qualifying students will receive an invitation during the spring semester by Dr. Atta Ceesay, Pi Alpha Alpha local chapter faculty adviser.

Dr. Keith Henderson Scholarship

The Dr. Keith Henderson Scholarship is awarded at the Public Service Recognition Week Ceremony (the first week of May) to an outstanding MPA student.

Prospective Students 

Interested in learning more about Buffalo State's MPA Program?  

Prospective graduate students should begin their queries with an email to Dr. Elizabeth Cappella.

SUNY Buffalo State, Public Administration will answer your questions about the MPA program either on the phone, via email, or in-person. Dr. Cappella serves as the public administration division's MPA Academic Intake Coordinator.




Nonmatriculated Registration  


If you wish to take a graduate public administration course without applying to either the MPA or the Advanced Certificate in Public Management (registering as a non-matriculated student), please use this link to register. Some PAD courses are closed to majors only.  In these cases, you will need to get permission of the course instructor to register.  Please visit the Faculty page for email addresess.



Public Administration

Buffalo State •  1300 Elmwood Ave  •  B218 Classroom Building
Buffalo, NY 14222  •  Phone: (716) 878-6116 •  Fax: (716) 878-3369