Who should join NASPAA?

NASPAA is the membership association of institutions that offer programs in public administration, public policy, public affairs, and similar public service degrees.  Membership takes place at the institution level.

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NASPAA Members

NASPAA has over 300 memebrs Globally

List of NASPAA Member Schools. 


Value of Membership

Why Become a NASPAA Member?

NASPAA has a lot to offer its members.  Through the sharing of best practices, networking opportunities, accreditation, authoritative data, and a whole lot more, NASPAA gives value to its member schools. 

NASPAA's twofold mission is to ensure excellence in education and training for public service and to promote the ideal of public service globally.


Laura Bloomberg discussing the value of accreditation
Dean Laura Bloomberg discussing Value of Accreditation

One way in which NASPAA ensures excellence is through Accreditation. Former COPRA Chair, Dean Laura Bloomberg discusses the value of accreditation.  To both our members and to the field. 

What types of NASPAA Memberships are there?

NASPAA is an association of academic institutions (colleges, schools, departments, etc.) that awards graduate and/or undergraduate degrees in public administration, public policy, public affairs, and related fields. NASPAA membership is open to schools around the globe.   There are over 300 members, including over 25 outside the U.S.


Associate membership is open to academic institutions that seek a supportive role in NASPAA, as well as government agencies, corporations, foundations, professional associations, independent research entities, and other organizations that subscribe to the purpose of the Association. Associate membership precludes involvement in NASPAA organizational governance and quality assurance programs. It is intended to provide a path to institutional membership for eligible programs.

Associate members are eligible for most membership benefits.


Associate Membership Form