Why SPEA?

The value of a SPEA degree

The world today is different from the world that past generations entered. The levels of complexity, interdependence, and systemic risks are extraordinary. An MPA or graduate certificate in public affairs prepares SPEA graduates to confront the challenges of tomorrow with the knowledge and skills to solve problems and lead. Our graduates are using what they know across all sectors of society—public, nonprofit, and private.

Learn more out our degrees and certificates

Beth Gazley, director, Master of Public Affairs (MPA) Program and SPEA-Connect Online MPA Program, answers some common questions about SPEA Connect.