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.

Campus Opportunities

  • Fall Commencement

    Friday, Dec. 21 
    10:30 a.m. Graduate hooding ceremony
    11:15 a.m. Lunch for all SOPA graduates
    1 p.m. Commencement at Halenbeck Hall 

  • Spring Registration

    Registration for spring 2019 classes is underway.
  • See BREXIT First-Hand

    Feb. 27-March 10, 2019 in Alnwick, England.

    Students will observe the political, economic and social dimensions of the UK BREXIT transition. Application deadline is Dec. 15.