The University of Georgia School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA) ranks fourth among graduate schools of public affairs, according to the most recent U.S. News and World Report rankings. At the core of SPIA’s reputation in public affairs is its master of public administration (MPA) degree program, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year and has earned a reputation for excellence. The school also ranked second in public management and second in public budgeting and finance nationally.
Created at the start of the twenty-first century, SPIA was conceived as “a new school for a new millennium,” designed to enhance civic engagement, public leadership, scholarship on political institutions and policy, and effective governance.
Home to the School of Public and International Affairs, Candler Hall sits on the edge of the famed Herty Field. Once a dormitory, Candler has a rich history filled with stories dating back to 1901. In 2003, Candler Hall underwent extensive renovations, restoring its historic features.
The second edition of SPIA’s annual alumni magazine, We The People, hit inboxes and mailboxes this month. Be sure to take a look at all the alumni, student, and faculty stories.
Congratulations to Dr. Andrew Whitford for winning the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) National 2016 SPAR Book of the Year Award for his book titled Above the Politics: Bureaucratic