Major Highlights

Established in 1973, the School of Public Affairs and Administration offers accredited and award-winning academic programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Our programs blend theory and practice in to prepare students for public service careers in such diverse tracks as public management, nonprofit leadership, human resources, and healthcare administration. Highlights of the School and it's programs include:

  • Academic programs break disciplinary silos for an integrated and holistic learning to succeed in a 21st century professional career;
  • Over 3,000 alumni are leading change for common goo” through high-impact careers in government and nonprofit organizations locally, nationally and globally;
  • 95+% of our alumni are rapidly employed in their desired fields;
  • A diverse body of students, faculty, and staff promote and pursue inclusive learning;
  • Our Faculty members have a wide reach of service including with nonprofit boards, public agencies, commissions, and task forces, national organizations, and the United Nations;
  • Our Professional Instructors have extensive experience in the topics they are selected to teach;
  • Faculty have had research and service grants from Fulbright, NIH, NSF, United Nations, and other national and international organizations; and
  • Faculty research and consulting services span multiple countries and regions including Canada, China, Egypt, Germany, Guatemala, Iraq, Japan, Luxembourg, Myanmar, Nepal, Russia, Slovenia, Switzerland, Uzbekistan, and more.