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Department of Public Administration & Policy

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.

We believe that your education should be about much more than coursework, so class time is balanced with experiential learning opportunities. 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.

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SPA Research

Our faculty delve into complex and pressing issues of our time.

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2019 APPAM Public Policy Camp

On Campus ·

Upcoming Public Policy Camp to bring Students, Policymakers Together

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SPA Hosts Student Public Policy Hackathon

Environment ·

SPA Hosts Student Public Policy Hackathon

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George Hawkins

Government & Politics ·

George Hawkins Aims to Inspire Policy Passion at the Local Level

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