Why SPEA? Top ranked, forward thinking.
#1 ranked MPA by U.S. News & World Report
ranked Nonprofit Management concentration by U.S. News & World Report
ranked Environmental Policy and Management concentration by U.S. News & World Report
ranked Public Finance and Budgeting concentration by U.S. News & World Report
most affordable MPA
ranked Public Management and Administration concentration by U.S. News & World Report
Learn what you need to make a difference
Every master’s program at SPEA shares the same goal—to prepare you to make a difference and be ready for a meaningful career.
In each of our degrees, you’ll benefit from a rigorous curriculum and a variety of co-curricular opportunities designed to expand your skills—from practicums to capstones, doing real work for real clients.
And you’ll do it all at a top-ranked school.Explore the MPA Capstone Explore the MSES Capstone Explore the MAAA Experiential Requirements
Consider a dual degree
Get more education in less time with a dual degree—earning two master's degrees in less time than it would take to earn each degree separately. Combine your MPA with a MAAA or an MSES degree and further your career possibilities.Learn more about the MPA-MSES Learn more about the MPA-MAAA Explore additional dual degrees
Work with professors who are leading the way
Our more than 90 full-time faculty members are experts in their fields—dedicated to advancing knowledge and committed to guiding you on your path to leadership.
Learn in an environment dedicated to your advancement
Your education doesn’t end when you leave the classroom. You’ll find many opportunities to expand your skills and gain experience for your resume at SPEA and through partnerships we’ve built.
You can perform field research, assist community organizations, and complete an internship or further study—locally, nationally, or abroad—and that’s just the beginning. Our Career Development Office will support you in your career search, during your graduate program and long after when you become one of our more than 32,000 proud alumni.Learn more about the student experience at SPEA
Explore our Career Development Office
Find out more about our Alumni Association