Is Democracy Dying?

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!

naspaa2019 call for proposals

2019 NASPAA Annual Conference

Call for Proposals Ends Wednesday, April 17!

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!

INPAE Workshop Announcement

Taller Interactivo Sobre Aprendizaje y Evaluación de Estudiantes

Martes 23 de abril de 2019

Facilitado por: Nadia Rubaii (Binghamton University) y Susan Appe (University at Albany, SUNY). Para mayor información, favor de contactar a

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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.

Getting Started

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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.


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?

Global Winners Announced!

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