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Welcome to the Cornell MPA Program

At the Cornell Institute for Public Affairs (CIPA), we educate the public policy leaders of tomorrow. We offer a remarkably flexible but challenging academic curriculum, blended with substantial hands-on, practical experience.

Some of our Fellows are focused on food security issues. Others are dedicated to studying environmental policy. Still others wish to develop the necessary skills to manage a government or nonprofit organization, to shape the future of science and technology, or to enter the world of international development.

CIPA Fellows have the flexibility to shape their future. And they have the luxury of tapping into resources from across the university to meet their goal!

Read more about a Cornell MPA, it may be exactly what you are looking for!

Events Calendar

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Friday, July 14, 2017

CIPA Incoming student webinar recordings and information

For all incoming students we hosted a series of webinar chats on a variety... read more


Friday, July 14, 2017

CIPA Fall 2017 Orientation Schedule

Below is a summary of Orientation Events. Please refer to your orientation folder for... read more


Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Alumni Profile: Arnaub Chatterjee, MPA '08, Senior Expert at McKinsey and Company

Arnaub Chatterjee, MHA ’07, MPA ’08, is striving to improve health care. To reach... read more