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Have a question about Graduate Studies? Reach out to:

Amanda Steffan
Director of Graduate Admissions & Student Services
Center for Graduate and Online Studies
Paczesny Hall, Room 163
Office  (716) 926-8783
Text     (716) 301-2830


The Hilbert College graduate degree in Public Administration consists of 36 credit hours. The mode of study is based on an accelerated cohort model. Students accepted into the program will start in September and will follow their cohort members through the program, taking one new course every 5 weeks. The cohort model encourages the development of life-long connections and colleagues in the field as students work on group projects, discuss policy, and move through the 16-month program together.  

Hilbert offers the only accelerated cohort model Master of Public Administration program in western New York. With the city of Buffalo 10 minutes away, our graduates are highly marketable within Erie County and throughout the United States.


 MPA 625  Introduction to Public Administration 3
 MPA 627  Human Resource Management 3
 MPA 631  Values and Ethics in Public Administration 3
 MPA 637  Marketing & Public Relations  
 MPA 640 Research Methods for MPA 3
 MPA 643 Research Project / Independent Study 3
 MPA 644  Capstone Seminar 3
 CC 500  Organizational Theory & Management 3
 CC 505  Introduction to Graduate Statistics 3
 CC 510  Program Planning & Evaluation 3
 CC 515  Finance and Budgeting
 CC 520  Political & Policy Analysis 3
 Total Credit Hours  36
 CC 599  Internship Experience*   3
  Total Credits with Internship  39 

* Optional for students who have not achieved full-time employment in their field. CC 599 is an additional course in the MPA program. Students who opt for the Internship Experience will graduate with 39 credits.