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We promote the ideal of public service globally. We want the best prepared students to enter public service, and we want the best faculty to teach and research in our field. Everything we do focuses on these goals.



NASPAA-Batten Student Simulation Competition

This yeat's ompeititon will be held in an all virtual format. Topic is Pandemic 2.0, is rather timely, presenting the opportunity to control the outbreak. It is a sequel to the 2018 simulation, in which students had to decide which policies to implement in order to stop the pandemic. The simulation is built by the University of Virginia Center for Leadership Simulation and Gaming. Learn more


#NASPAA2020 Virtual Conference Wrap-up

All Content accessible through March of 2021

#NASPAA2020 have been an entirely new online experience where you are able to share, learn, connect, and showcase in a safe and sustainable way. This year’s theme is “Building the New Civic Square.”  There are important issues, ideas, and research to discuss. Registrants can access all the content on the conference platform, Pathable, through March of 2021 – 6 months of engagement!  Learn more about #NASPAA2020


Online Resources for MPA/MPP Programs During Covid-19

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Data Center

Interested in enrollment and other data trends?  Need to enter your Annual Data Report? Trying the find the school that is the right fit for you? 


Student Resources

Want to join the student simulation? Want to learn more about what a public affairs degree is?  Looking for a program?  Interested in what future employment and salary prospects you have?

Pandemic Simulation Webinar

The Pandemic Crisis Management Simulation is available for classroom use at no cost to NASPAA member institutions!

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Recent JPAE Articles

Stay up to date on the research of Public Affairs Education!
JPAE- Guest Editorial Curriculum

Financial condition analysis: A key tool in the MPA curriculum

Carol Ebdon
Craig S. Maher
John R. Bartle
Journal of Public Affairs Education
Journal Article Research

Why gender and research productivity matters in academia: Exploring evidence from NASPAA-accredited schools

Gina Scutelnicu
Hillary J. Knepper
Rebecca Tekula
Journal of Public Affairs Education