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 top-ranked masters program in public affairs according to US News & World Report.

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UGA ranks fifth in producing Congressional staffers
UGA ranks fifth in producing Congressional staffers

According to LegBranch.org, the University of Georgia ranks fifth in the nation in terms of number of Congressional staffers produced out of undergraduate universities. Using a database from Congressional research

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Public Administration & Policy November Nonprofit of the Month: Food Bank of Northeast Georgia
Public Administration & Policy November Nonprofit of the Month: Food Bank of Northeast Georgia

Public Administration and Policy is partnering with the UGA chapter of The Georgia Students for Public Administration (GSPA) to collect non-perishable food items, now through December 12. We invite you

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November 2019 Public Administration & Policy MPA Student of the Month: Charlene Marsh
November 2019 Public Administration & Policy MPA Student of the Month: Charlene Marsh

Public Administration and Policy is pleased to announce Charlene Marsh as MPA Student of the Month for November! Charlene is a second year Master of Public Administration student, specializing in

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Upcoming Events

An Afternoon with Congressman Will Hurd
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Richard B. Russell Special Collections Library Auditorium

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2019 Georgia Students for Public Administration Banquet

2019 GSPA Banquet On Friday, April 26 UGA Georgia Students for Public Administration (GSPA) held their annual banquet. Students, faculty, and staff came together for this wonderful occasion. There was

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2019 Getzen Lecture on Government Accountability with Comptroller General Gene Dodaro

On March 25th, 2019 the Comptroller General of the United States, Gene Dodaro, gave a lecture on government Accountability titled: The Many Dimensions of Accountability: GAO’s Mission for Congress and

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Public Administration & Policy Spring Service Day 2018

On March 23rd and March 24th MPA students, PhD students, and Public Administration faculty volunteered around Athens at some local nonprofits. Students and faculty helped put the finishing touches on

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MPA Fall Service Day 2017

We had 15 MPA students, staff, and faculty volunteer their Friday to help rebuild two homes for Habitat for Humanity. Students were painting, cutting and laying tile, cleaning, and landscaping.

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Fall 2017 MPA Socialization

On August 7th and August 8th UGA’s Department of Public Administration and Policy welcomed our Fall 2017 incoming class through their orientation called Socialization. Students had the opportunity to hear

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Baldwin Hall Dedication

On June 13, 2017 alumni, students, legislators, faculty, and staff celebrated the dedication of the new annex to Baldwin Hall. We are so grateful for the hard work of legislators and

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2017 Seoul Case Study Program for MPA Students

MPA Students spent a week in Seoul, South Korea with other masters students from around the world to learn more from the University of Seoul and Seoul Metropolitan Government regarding city

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Pi Alpha Alpha 2017

A celebration honoring students inducted into the Pi Alpha Alpha Honor Society for Public Administration

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2017 Networking Night

On April 21, 2017, the third annual SPIA Networking Night was hosted at the Holiday Inn in Athens, GA. There were over 250 alumni, faculty, students, and organizations in attendance.

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2017 Getzen Lecture on Government Accountability

The 2017 Getzen Lecture on Government Accountability was presented by Charles H. Ramsey at the UGA Chapel on Wednesday April 12, 2017. Charles H. Ramsey is the former Commissioner of

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2017 Georgia Students for Public Administration Banquet

Dr. Kellough presented the PhD Student of the Year to Megan LePere-Schloop, who will be an assistant professor at Indiana University in the fall, as well as the MPA Student of

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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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