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The Global Standard for Public Affairs Education

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.

Upcoming events

Don't miss out on these upcoming opportunities to be engaged with NASPAA and your colleagues!

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2019 NASPAA Standards Revisions: Public Comment Period Open!

We seek your feedback!

The NASPAA Standards Committee seeks your input on its proposed revisions to the NASPAA Accreditation Standards for Master's Degree Programs. Provide yours by June 3!

Emergency Management Conference

Emergency Management Education Conference

NASPAA, in collaboration with the Office of the Mayor of San Juan, the University of Puerto Rico, and the Inter American University of Puerto Rico, are hosting a conference on emergency management on June 3-4, 2019 at the Carnegie Library in San Juan, Puerto Rico. 

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#NASPAAadmissions 2019

2019 Admissions Professionals Meeting

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Each summer NASPAA's Admissions Directors meet in Washington DC to discuss the latest developments in Admissions, best practices, and to network with peers. Program directors from schools without dedicated admissions staff are welcome!   

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2019 NASPAA Annual Conference

October 16-19, 2019

681 people from over 200 different universities from 24 countries attended the 2018 NASPAA Annual Conference in Atlanta, GA, making it the largest conference in NASPAA history.  We can't wait for this year in California! Book your hotel room today!

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The authoritative search tool for programs in public affairs, public administration, and public policy - the only online directory that includes data from schools themselves. You can search and filter by a wide range of criteria.

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Have questions about seeking or maintaining accreditation? Find the official Standards and policies, as well as resources for applicants and currently accredited programs here.


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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?

Global Winners Announced!

585 students, at 11 Global sites tackled the
challenges of Migration Policy on February 23, 2019