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NASPAA Admissions Professionals Virtual Meeting, July 9, 2020

Registration is now closed

This year's agenda will also include opportunity to discuss how our schools and admissions are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. NASPAA will present the findings from its annual membership survey on admissions and new enrollment. Virtually Hosted by University of Maryland, School of Public Policy.  View Agenda



NASPAA’s Fall Conference Goes Virtual!


In light of the COVID-19 global public health crisis, the 2020 NASPAA Annual Conference will be held as a VIRTUAL EXPERIENCE this year to ensure the safety and accessibility of the NASPAA community. Although, we are not able to gather in-person in Chicago this year, we are excited to be able to learn and connect virtually in a new, innovative, and sustainable way!

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Online Resources for MPA/MPP Programs During Covid-19

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Pandemic Simulation Webinar

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

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