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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.

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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!  Learn more

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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! Learn more

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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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Accreditation

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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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? 

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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