Public Administration

Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some frequently asked questions regarding LIU’s MPA Program.  If you have any further questions, please contact the MPA office at 718-488-1071

What is tuition?
How is the program delivered?

The mode of delivery for the MPA program is primarily classroom: a few courses are available in hybrid modes. All required core classes are currently taught only in classrooms.

Enrollments, Placements and Completion Rates

During Fall 2020, there were 106 MPA students in the two specializations (52 Health Administration; 54 Public Administration). For the Fall 2016 admissions cohort, 23% of the students graduated with two years and 71% graduated within four years. Based on our Spring 2020 survey of exiting students, 89% of students are employed, 40% within City Government, 24% in the non-profit or independent sector and 36% in the private sector.

How long does it take to complete the program?

Our graduation rate presumes a two-year degree program length. Our program and curriculum are geared toward graduating students in more than two years.  Given that fact, a majority of students graduate in 3 or 4 years.

The data below shows Graduation Rates based on Total Number of Students in FALL 2016 ADMISSIONS COHORT


Initially Enrolled Graduated in 2 years Graduated in 3 years
Graduated in 4 years
Health Administration 267 7 22 23
Public Administration 30 6 17 17
56 13 39 40

Is there an internship requirement for graduation?

There is no internship requirement for graduation. However, students have undertaken several internships. 

Internship placements have included:

  • Appolon Dental Group
  • East Village Dental Centre
  • The Veritas Healthcare Solutions LLC
  • Nicholas cosmetic Dental Center
  • Greater New York Hospital Association Summer Enrichment Program: Mount Sinai Health System
  • NYC Mayor's Office as a Special Project Graduate Intern in the Commission on Gender Equity
  • Administrative Intern: New York Family Dental Care
  • Purchasing Card (P-Card) Program Intern: New York City Department of Citywide Administrative Services
Where do students who graduate from the program work?

Based on the exit surveys of the students who graduated in spring of 2020, below are the employment outcomes of the class.

Student Employment Outcomes
Type of Employment Number of Students
City, county, or other local government in the same country as the program 10
Non-profit (domestic) 6
Private sector (not research/consulting) 9
Unemployed not seeking employment 0
Unemployed seeking employment 3
Totals 28

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