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Department of Public Administration & Policy

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Our Mission

SPA's Department of Public Administration & Policy equips you with the fundamental skills and competencies to craft real solutions to real-world challenges in public policy and administration. Our multifaceted, interdisciplinary approach encompasses the analytical reasoning, contextual knowledge, effective communication, and comprehensive understanding our students need to lead with distinction in organizations that serve the public good. Our nationally ranked, NASPAA-accredited programs take a comprehensive and thoughtful approach to the social, cultural, political factors that influence public administration and policy today. Our location in Washington, D.C. opens doors to exceptional internship opportunities, extraordinary resources for research, and exposure to our nation's thought leaders and change-makers. Complex public challenges demand strong, capable leadership, and tomorrow's policy leaders and change-makers start here-join us.

Our Expertise

Environmental Policy Health Policy Nonprofit Management Public Finance and Budgeting

Social Welfare Policy Public Admin. & Management Education Policy