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Kim Chiarmonte

Director of Graduate & Online Enrollment and Student Engagement
Center for Graduate and Online Studies
Room 163, Paczesny Hall
Text me - 716-568-4300


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 August 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
 CC 500  Organizational Theory and Management 3
 CC 510  Program Planning and Evaluation 3
 CC 515  Finance and Budgeting 3
 CC 520  Political and Policy Analysis 3
 MPA 631  Values and Ethics in Public Administration 3
 MPA 640  Research Methods for MPA 3
 CC 505  Introduction to Graduate Statistics 3
 MPA 627  Human Resource Management 3
 MPA 632  Financial Resource Development
 MPA 637  Marketing and Public Relations 3
 MPA 644  Capstone Seminar
 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. CC599 is an additional course in the MPA program. Students who opt for the Internship Experience will graduate with 39 credits.