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If you are interested in making a difference and helping to shape the future, SPA's Department of Public Administration and Policy is the department for you. Our faculty bring a wide array of perspectives to their teaching and research, and their work addresses some of the most pressing issues of the day. DPAP graduates take their education to make their marks in government, academia, consulting and private enterprise, as well as in the nonprofit sphere.

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Recent News and Upcoming Events

  • WIPAR Education Policy News Photo

    Education Policy: 2016 & Beyond

    SPA's Washington Institute of Public Affairs Research opened the fall 2015 semester with a panel discussion about the ongoing changes in education policy from preschool to college.
    September 21, 2015

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    AU 2030: Erdal Tekin

    SPA professor has authored eye-opening research on risky behaviors.
    September 18, 2015

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