The Department of Public Administration and Policy is a world leader in preparing students for managerial and policy analyst careers in public service and in nonprofit organizations, as well as for careers in academia, while emphasizing the values of ethics and accountability. The department is home to the #4 ranked masters program in public affairs according to US News & World Report.

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Faculty/Student Publish #1 Most Read Health Affairs Article in 2016

Congratulations to Public Administration and Policy professor, Dr. David Bradford and MPA student Ashley Bradford for having the most read article in Health Affairs this year. The father/daughter combo made waves

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PhD Alumnus Appointed PAR Co-Editor-In-Chief
PhD Alumnus Appointed PAR Co-Editor-In-Chief

“This would not have been possible if not for the world-class education I received at SPIA/UGA.” – Dr. Paul Battaglio Dr. Paul Battaglio,University of Georgia PhD 2005 alumnus, has been

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A Successful Semester for the UGA Moot Court Team
A Successful Semester for the UGA Moot Court Team

In its third year on campus, the UGA Moot Court Team is already having a great deal of success. In October, the team hosted the First Annual UGA Invitational Tournament.

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Upcoming Events

2017 Georgia Legislative Outlook
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Troutman Sanders, LLP
Getzen Lecture on Government Accountability
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
UGA Chapel
Networking Night
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Holiday Inn

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SPIA DC Reception & Program

On November 16, 2016, the School of Public and International Affairs hosted its annual reception and program for alumni and friends in Washington DC. The event’s program featured a post-election

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2015 Seoul Case Study Program

Nine students from the University of Georgia traveled to Seoul, South Korea to study the innovative ways that the Seoul Metropolitan Government is implementing urban policy. The students spent a

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First Annual NASPAA Policy Competition

NASPAA held their first annual student simulation competition, hosted by the Department of Public Administration and Policy, on Saturday, February 28, 2015 at the MLC. The competition took place simultaneously

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Annual PhD Cookout

The Department of Public Administration and Policy’s Doctoral students hosted their annual cookout on Saturday, October 18, 2014. The event took place at Sandy Creek Park. PhD students, faculty and

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This is our spring at UGA

Spring arrives early here at UGA. We start wear sandals in January, shorts and t-shirts in February and you can catch us walking barefoot through the grass on North Campus

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It’s pretty quiet here… except on Saturdays

Some would say that fall is the best time of year at UGA. And they’d be 30% right. Spring and summer are great, too. Maybe it’s the smell of coffee

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