The Center for Public Administration and Policy promotes the common good of our constitutional republic and the advancement of public service by providing outstanding education, research, and outreach in the theory and practice of public administration, management, and policy.
CPAP offers both the MPA degree and the Ph.D. in Public Administration and Public Affairs. Our MPA program is accredited by NASPAA and is currently ranked 17th nationally among Public Management Administration programs by U.S. News and World Report.
CPAP is one program at three campuses: Alexandria (MPA, PhD), Blacksburg (MPA, PhD), and Richmond (MPA). The application requirements for our degree programs are the same for all three campuses.
CPAP also offers graduate certificates in Local Government Management, Public and Non-Profit Financial Management, and Homeland Security
NCR SPIA Graduate School Info Session 1021 Prince St, Room 310, Alexandria, VA 22314, USA
Jul 07 5:45 pm EDT MA and PhD breakout sessions will be held after program overview.
"Virginia Way" Forward Fralin Auditorium, Fralin Life Science Institute, 360 West Campus Drive, Blacksburg, VA
Jul 08 5:30 pm EDT http://www.spia.vt.edu/sites/default/files/VA-FREE_July8.jpg This Roundtable event is co-hosted by Virginia FREE (Foundation for Research and Economic Education) and Virginia Tech’s School of Public and International Affairs and will be held on the Virginia Tech campus in Fralin Auditorium in the Fralin Life Science Institute on July 8 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. The Roundtable will be facilitated by Chris Saxman, Executive Director of Virginia FREE and participants include: • Ron Rordam, Mayor of Blacksburg, Virginia • William Fralin, President, MFA and former member of the Virginia House of Delegates • Dr. Charles Steger, Virginia Tech's Global Forum on Urban and Regional Resilience and the 15th President of Virginia Tech • Professor Karen Hult, Chair of the Center for Public Administration and Policy in SPIA, and Professor of Political Science Virginia Senator John Edwards, representing District 21, and Senate Candidate for District 21, Dr. Nancy Dye will provide a few opening comments before the Roundtable begins. Following the roundtable discussion, there will be questions from the audience. Drawing from business, educational and political leadership in and around the Blacksburg and Roanoke region, the goal of the Roundtable is to hold a robust discussion about the "Virginia Way," how it is manifest past and present, and aspirations/expectations for governance in the state that can guide the discussion moving forward. Through representation of experience and priorities of leaders from the region, the goal is articulating accountable standards of governing excellence over the long term. RSVP to: John Murray at email@example.com - OR - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-virginia-way-forward-tickets-17486802497