Syracuse University Reviews of Master's in Public Administration

  • 9 Reviews
  • Syracuse (NY)
  • Annual Tuition: $44,790
0% of 9 students said this degree improved their career prospects
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Elizabeth Gawne
  • Reviewed: 11/19/2015
  • Degree: Public Administration
"Great program with good people and fantastic faculty. Syracuse can get rough as a city, but it's actually not that bad when you get used to it-- plus you're only there for a year, which is a definite perk. It's affordable and the school gives lots of scholarships too, so this is the best school to go to if you don't want to be TOO far in debt."
Jacqui Buchanan
  • Reviewed: 11/18/2015
  • Degree: Public Administration
"I think this program is fantastic for any public administration student - the professors are wonderful and SO invested in the success of their students, and the professional network is pretty unbeatable. They don't call it the Maxwell Mafia for nothing. I will say that the trend in course offerings seems to be moving away from domestic social policy research, which I think is a shame. If you're an IR student, or interested in security studies / development this will be a great program. Other than some issues with My Slice (very frustrating at times during registration) everything administrative with the program has been smooth sailing. All in all - awesome value."
Portia Skenandore-Wheelock
  • Reviewed: 4/29/2015
  • Degree: Public Administration
"The pros are this program can be completed in one year, saving you the extra tuition and living costs of a typical two year program, and the vast Maxwell network. The cons are it does go by fast, since it is a compact program it is also intense."
Eni Maho
  • Reviewed: 9/7/2014
  • Degree: Public Administration
"I have no cons for Maxwell -- the alumni network is super strong, the professors make you their priority -- what other reasons are there for attending graduate school?"
Rachel Rush-Marlowe
  • Reviewed: 4/9/2014
  • Degree: Public Administration
"The professors are great; experts in their field, interesting, and highly invested in education. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for the student body (undergraduate) who have little to no intellectual curiosity."
Kelly Stevens
  • Reviewed: 1/26/2014
  • Degree: Public Administration
"A lot of good things happening at Maxwell, but changes with the University as a whole could enhance the program."
Vantiel Elizabeth Duncan
  • Reviewed: 3/31/2013
  • Degree: Public Administration
"Program is the only 40 credit program.. quick and easy"
Nakisha Duncan
  • Reviewed: 1/22/2013
  • Degree: Public Administration
"This program has a vibrant study abroad/international focus and the faculty consists of very educated and enthusiastic scholars. The overall academic environment was friendly and quite conducive to learning and a quite stimulating package of courses was offered. The only con is that Maxwell School appears quite isolated from the main political centers (especially Washington DC), but I applaud its efforts to ensure that students get the full experience of working in such policy hubs by providing both academic and professional opportunities for students in DC and other locations such as Geneva, Switzerland."
Kerri Raissian
  • Reviewed: 10/1/2012
  • Degree: Public Administration
"I've loved my graduate school experience!"