- Ph.D. in Public Affairs
Gain the necessary skills for independent research and analysis of problems, issues, and solutions in government and the nonprofit sector in four major fields.
- Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences
Develop skills and training in the basic and applied sciences with the objective helping manage, mitigate, and avoid environmental problems.
- Joint Ph.D. in Public Policy
Receive rigorous social science training and gain knowledge of government decision making processes and its effects on citizens and institutions. **Not currently accepting applications.**
Why SPEA? Advancing knowledge, launching careers.
ranked public affairs Ph.D. program by National Research Council
Bloomington ranked in Top Ten College Towns by livability.com
ranked school for research by Center for World University Rankings
Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences
This program will equip you with skills and training in the basic and applied sciences with the objectives of improving society’s understanding of environmental problems and helping manage, mitigate, and avoid them.
Learn to lead for the greater good
As a doctoral student at SPEA, you will become part of an exclusive community of top researchers and academic leaders.
You will learn from some of the world’s most sought after academics and research with experts who are leading the way toward global change.
You’ll graduate ready to take your place among them—joining their ranks at academic and research institutions across the country.Learn why SPEA is right for you Learn more about our faculty’s research
Live in Bloomington: one of America’s top college towns
Bloomington, Indiana will surprise you—we’ve been called a sophisticated small town with students from all 50 states and more than 125 countries.
Our accolades are many—from New York Times to National Geographic—we are a destination for outdoor adventure, a thriving arts scene, and one of the best foodie cultures, anywhere. And that doesn’t even begin to cover life on a Big Ten campus!Learn more about life in Bloomington