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University of Kansas School of Public Affairs & Administration

The School of Public Affairs and Administration at the University of Kansas is to educate exceptional leaders for public service who provide solutions to the most pressing community challenges at all levels of governance. With roots in local government management and urban policy, we advance the public good, democratic values, and ethical public management practices.

Why KU's School of Public Affairs and Administration?

In Local Government Management by US News and World Report since 1998
In Public Management and Leadership by US News and World Report
Top 25 overall best Public Affairs programs in the country by US News and World Report
Placement rate within 6 months of graduation.
Graduates of the Emerging Leaders Academy

Professional Development Programs

Explore the professional development opportunities offered by the KU Public Management Center, the professional development arm of the School of Public Affairs and Administration.

Professional Development Programs at the KU Public Management Center

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This article was published by the Law & Society Association on May 30, 2024 and written by Crissonna Tennison.

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What can I do with a SPAA degree?

What doors open for you with one of our degrees? Read about making a difference with a bachelor's, master's, or Ph.D. degree from our program.

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