Hartwick College Partners with University at Albany on New Articulation Agreement

Starting this semester, Hartwick College students interested in international or public affairs can work towards a master of international affairs (MIA) or a master of public administration (MPA) while completing their undergraduate degree. The agreement between Hartwick College and the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy at the University at Albany took effect earlier this month.

Laurel Bongiorno, Vice President for Academic Affairs & Dean of Faculty

“The benefit of this specific articulation agreement is that you can earn graduate credits from Rockefeller College while still at Hartwick. Students now have an opportunity to turn a two-year program into one and save tuition dollars.”

Laurel Bongiorno, Ph.D.

Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost

To enter the program, Hartwick students must apply for graduate study in Rockefeller College’s MIA or MPA program during the spring of their junior year and then be accepted. They can then start taking graduate courses during their final year at Hartwick while finishing their undergraduate degree.

Laurel Elder, chair of the Department of Political Science, Law and International Relations, and co-director of the Institute of Public Service, commented, “This is a great opportunity for Hartwick students to get a head start on two incredibly useful degrees that will help them prepare for and find well-paying careers while also doing good.”

Laurel Elder

“These agreements are very much in alignment with the mission of Hartwick's new Institute of Public Service, which seeks to help inspire and prepare the next generation of public servants.”

Laurel Elder, Ph.D.

Chair of the Department of Political Science, Law and International Relations, and Co-director of the Institute of Public Service

In the 2024 U.S. News & World Report “Best Public Affairs Schools” rankings, Rockefeller College ranked 28th in the nation and in the top 25 nationally in six public affairs specialties.


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