School of Public Affairs

School of Public Affairs

The School of Public Affairs prepares students to become contributing members of their local, regional, national and global communities through instruction, research and community outreach.

We approach public policy using a wider lens than other universities. In addition to the political science-based interpretation of public policy, we integrate other disciplines and fields that directly contribute to the management of the public interest.

We are able to adopt this approach because of our excellent faculty. Our professors have distinguished track records and share the common goal of producing graduates who go on to have successful careers in the private, public and nonprofit sectors.

Highlights and Opportunities

NASRO conference March 17-18

This 12-hour course is designed to help school resource officers and personnel better identify and respond to student who are suspected of having a mental health need. 

Hosted by the Department of Criminal Justice. 

Student to graduate on 6-year anniversary of veteran father's death

On Friday, Dec. 17, Kerry Koch will walk across the stage and receive her diploma, commemorating her bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice Studies. It will also be the six-year anniversary of her father’s death. To say it will be a serendipitous moment would be an understatement.

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Unleashing Leadership

We have been unleashing the leadership potential in our students for over 10 years. 

A video message from Dean King Banaian. 

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