Public service . inclusive community . change & impact

The School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA) at Western Michigan University focuses on the education, research, and practice in public administration, affairs, and policy. This is an interdisciplinary area integrating theory and practice for a better understanding of public service, public policy, and leadership in the government and nonprofit sector. The School offers undergraduate and graduate programs in public and nonprofit administration.


The advising schedules have been updated. See the advising page for specific dates and times.

Don't forget to apply for graduation. Make sure to submit your graduation application to the Office of the Registrar by October 1 for spring graduation, February 1 for summer and fall graduations.  Please note your application for graduation is separate from the permanent program that the School sends to the Registrar once you have 30 credit hours (or earlier if needed). This does not require your signature and the stated deadline does not apply to the permanent program.