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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PhD Candidate Courtney Yarbrough Accepts Emory University Offer
PhD Candidate Courtney Yarbrough Accepts Emory University Offer

Congratulations to Courtney Yarbrough, a UGA MPA alumna and soon-to-be PhD graduate, on accepting an offer from Emory University Rollins School of Public Health! Courtney was selected to be a part

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A SPIA Love Story
A SPIA Love Story

By Sydney Juliano As Baldwin Hall undergoes renovation, many of us can reflect on our time spent in the building. For Michael “Sully” Sullivan, one day in Baldwin holds a

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UGA Professor and MPA student Testify at Georgia House
UGA Professor and MPA student Testify at Georgia House

Department of Public Administration and Policy professor, Dr. David Bradford, as well as his daughter and UGA MPA student, Ashley Bradford, presented their research findings on medical marijuana to the

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UGA Chapel

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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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