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 Spring MPA Open House

Monday, March 7, 2022
8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. EST
Hybrid Event

You're invited to Cornell University's
Spring MPA Open House!

The Spring MPA Open House is your chance to discover the value of Cornell University's Master of Public Administration. You will also have the valuable opportunity to explore ways to jumpstart your future career in public affairs.

For the last two years, we've held this event exclusively online. In 2022, we're doing things a little differently. Event attendees can choose to participate in the Open House either in person or virtually! 

Monday, March 7, 2022
8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. EST
On Campus or Online

The Open House provides the opportunity to meet with faculty, staff, and current students, learn more about getting an MPA, and tour Cornell's stunning campus.

*The Spring MPA Open House is a hybrid event, and students must indicate on the registration form whether they intend to attend virtually or in person.

In-Person Protocol

In-person participants should secure refundable travel (such as a plane ticket or hotel stay) in case increased COVID-19 restrictions are enacted at our Ithaca campus. CIPA will let participants know as soon as possible if our in-person event will be disrupted.

Visitors must register in advance for the Spring Open House and follow all public health guidance, including wearing masks when indoors, regardless of vaccination status. View Cornell's mask policy and visitor policies here.

Visitors age 12 and older are also required to show proof of vaccination or a negative test taken within the last 72 hours to attend most events. View Cornell’s event policy here.

Register for the Open House:

Schedule of Events for Spring MPA Open House 2022:

Event Schedule

Time In-Person Event Virtual Event

8:00 a.m.

Light Breakfast


8:30 a.m.

Welcome & Introduction to CIPA: Overview of the Cornell MPA

  • Dr. Colleen Barry, Inaugural Dean of the Cornell Jeb E. Brooks School of Public Policy
  • Dr. Matt Hall, CIPA Director
  • Dr. Thomas O'Toole, CIPA Executive Director

Zoom option


Class Visit: PADM 5900 Consulting for Nonprofit and Government Organizations

  • Rebecca Brenner, CIPA Lecturer

Zoom option

11:00 a.m.

The CIPA Experience: Life as a CIPA Fellow and Alumni Panel Discussion

  • Adele Bradley MPA '23
  • Jordan Decker MPA '11
  • Gavin Moseley, MPA '21
  • Maralmaa Munkh-Achit MPA '23
Zoom option

12:00 p.m.

Lunch and Faculty Introductions

Zoom Option

 1:30 p.m.

Professional Development & Career Management Presentation

CIPA faculty and staff will discuss:

  • Consulting Courses & Policy Discussions
  • Off-Campus Study Programs
  • Career Development
  • Certificate Programs

Zoom option

2:30 p.m.



3:00 p.m.

Campus Tour with John Foote, CIPA Lecturer

Online Campus Tour

4:15 p.m.

Reception with Faculty, Staff, and Student Groups


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Explore the Benefits of Getting an MPA:

Use this resource to discover Cornell University’s respected Master of Public Administration, learn more about our high-achieving community of alumni, and in turn, explore how exactly you define career success.

Download the MPA Value Guide

Have Questions for Us?

Can't make this event but want to learn more about Cornell University's Master of Public Administration program? Click the link below to request more information and to connect with an admissions professional from the Cornell Institute for Public Affairs!

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