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Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy
CTG is closely aligned with the University's Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy, which is one of the nation's top-ranking public affairs schools, according to U.S. News & World Report. CTG researchers serve as faculty and guest presenters at Rockefeller College, and selected students from the College become graduate assistants or use CTG work for dissertations and theses.

In the most recent rankings, Rockefeller College was ranked #2 in the country for best public affairs schools for information and technology management programs. Overall, the College was ranked 14th among the nation's 269 master's of public affairs and administration programs.

INFORMATION STRATEGY AND MANAGEMENT

As members of the faculty of the Department of Public Administration and Policy, CTG Director Theresa Pardo and Senior Fellow Sharon Dawes worked in partnership with Distinguished Professor David Andersen to develop an academic specialty in government information strategy and management.

The concentration offers specially designed courses that focus on the real-world issues in government, along with special topics and readings that augment advanced study. This curriculum focuses on the ways in which information policy, management, and technology interact in the design, operation, and evaluation of public programs. Students tackle these issues in course work, projects, and individual research.

The complex interplay among these domains is viewed within single organizations and across multiple organizations, sectors, and levels of government. The program offers a series of courses designed to inform, educate, and prepare students for state-of-the-art careers in the public sector.

The specialty is available in the Master of Public Administration, Ph.D. in Public Administration, and professional certificate programs.

MASTERS OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION

The Master of Public Administration program strives to prepare students for careers as policy analysts and leaders in public service both in and out of government. The curriculum provides students with analytic and quantitative skills to frame policy issues, deal with their institutional and political contexts, and bring about effective action directed at the formulation, approval, implementation and evaluation of policy. A number of students in the Masters program have served as graduate students at the CTG, and some have used CTG research data for their Masters' theses.

For admissions information visit http://www.albany.edu/rockefeller/admissions.shtml.

For samples of dissertations and theses that have used CTG research, visit Disserations and Theses.