Why SPEA

Learn from leading faculty

Learn from and alongside our expert faculty—top scholars in their fields, engaged in ongoing research, practice, and, most importantly, your education. They will become your mentors and advisors, bringing their experience into the classroom and laboratory to prepare you to lead for the greater good.

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Top tier program at a top value

You’ll attend one of the most highly regarded programs in the nation at a cost that is significantly lower than that of many other top-tier programs—we offer one of the most affordable programs in a city that is cosmopolitan, but not costly.

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Part of the student—and Bloomington—community

At SPEA you’ll get a small school experience with the benefits of a Big Ten Research I university. You’ll find student organizations for every interest—and for advancing your network or career—in addition to the welcoming Bloomington community, ranked one of the most beautiful and best places to live and study.

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Meet your career network

You’ll find SPEA alumni in meaningful careers in public service, business, nonprofit management, the arts, and the sciences—and many transition between all three. And, they stay involved with SPEA—that’s a career network of more than 32,000 SPEA alumni, powerful connections to help you launch your career.

Learn about your SPEA network Explore our Career Development Office