SPIA is led by Dean Stefanie Lindquist, a well-known scholar in the fields of public affairs, political science, and law. The School prepares undergraduate students for good citizenship and careers in public life, and trains future generations of teachers and scholars in the fields of international affairs, political science, and public administration and policy.
- International Affairs: A.B., M.I.P., M.A., and Ph.D.
- Political Science: A.B., M.A., and Ph.D.
- Public Administration: M.P.A. (ranked 4th in the nation by U.S. News & World Report) and Ph.D.
- Criminal Justice Studies: A.B. (co-offered with the Franklin College)
- The internationally renowned Center for International Trade and Security (CITS) analyzes international export controls for weapons of mass destruction as well as provides research and training to U.S. and foreign officials to prevent the spread of these weapons. There are many opportunities for undergraduate and graduate student involvement at CITS.
- The Center for the Study of Global Issues (GLOBIS) organizes study abroad experiences to Verona, Italy, Kyoto, Japan, and Stellenbosch, South Africa. GLOBIS also administers the certificate program in Global Studies available to any UGA undergraduate.
Student and School Profile
- 1613 Undergraduate Students
- 763 Political Science Majors
- 850 International Affairs Majors
- 300 Graduate Students
- Over 14,000 Alumni
- 51 Full-time Faculty Members
- Six recipients of the Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professorship
- Five recipients of the Richard B. Russell Undergraduate Teaching Award
- Three recipients of the Honoratus Medal for Outstanding Teaching