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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MPA Students Actively Learn Public Service
MPA Students Actively Learn Public Service

First-year MPA students wrapped up socialization week with Saturday morning service learning projects across the community. Students served at five different locations with tasks ranging from painting and clean up

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Professor Elected to Executive Committee
Professor Elected to Executive Committee

Congratulations to Dr. Tima Moldogaziev! Dr. Moldogaziev has been elected to the Executive Committee for the Association for Budgeting and Financial Management (ABFM). He will serve a three year term

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Not blowing smoke: Research finds medical marijuana lowers prescription drug use
Not blowing smoke: Research finds medical marijuana lowers prescription drug use

Athens, Ga. – Medical marijuana is having a positive impact on the bottom line of Medicare’s prescription drug benefit program in states that have legalized its use for medicinal purposes,

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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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