Bloomington & Indianapolis

A core school with two unique locations

The School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA) offers programs in two locations—the IU Bloomington campus and at IUPUI in Indianapolis. In addition, we have an affiliated program at IU Northwest in Gary, Indiana.

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Bloomington: A quintessential Big 10 college experience

Indiana University Bloomington campus

At Bloomington, you’ll be on IU’s main campus—a research university offering the quintessential Big 10 college experience and home to 40,000 students representing 50 states and more than 125 countries.

At SPEA in Bloomington, undergraduates can pursue a variety of majors in Public Affairs, Healthcare Management and Policy, Arts Management, or Environmental Science.

Graduate students can earn a Master of Public Affairs (MPA), Master of Science in Environmental Science (MSES), MPA/MSES dual degree, Master of Arts in Arts Administration (MAAA), MPA/MAAA dual degree, additional dual degrees, and an Online MPA option—in a school ranked number one in the nation

Doctoral students can pursue a joint PhD in Public Policy, a PhD in Public Affairs, or a PhD in Environmental science.

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Indianapolis: An urban serving university

Indiana University IUPUI campus

At IUPUI, you’ll be based in our nation’s 13th largest city, Indianapolis—our state’s capital. Take advantage of your proximity to city, state, and federal government centers as well as hundreds of corporations and nonprofit organizations. More than 30,000 students in 21 schools live, work, study, and play on IUPUI’s campus.

Undergraduates can pursue a Bachelor of Science in Public Affairs or a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, each with a variety of majors.

Graduate students can pursue a Master of Public Affairs (MPA) or a Master of Science in Criminal Justice and Public Safety. We also offer an MPA/Doctor of Jurisprudence and MPA/Master of Arts in Philanthropic Studies joint degrees and an Executive Education Program. SPEA IUPUI programs rank among the top in the nation.  

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Sharing resources

Each of our locations offers its own strengths and competitive advantages.

SPEA on the IUPUI and IU Bloomington campuses maintains its own programming as well as student recruitment and admission efforts, but collaborates on:

  • Online courses available to students on both campuses
  • Career planning resources
  • Seed funding for research and teaching
  • Faculty recruitment and promotion committees

Our faculty members work together across campuses to elevate research, sharing expertise in their areas of strength to the benefit of each location.