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
Graduate Studies Info Session 1021 Prince St., Alexandria VA
Sep 16 6:00 pm EDT Learn more about the Graduate Programs offered by the School of Public and International Affairs!
NCR SPIA Fall Get-Together The Courtyard
Sep 18 6:00 pm EDT All Students, Faculty, Staff, Alumni and family are welcome!
Cities on the Path to Smart - NEW DATE Arlington, VA
Sep 24 6:00 pm EDT Cities on the Path to Smart Lecturer: Michelle Cullen, Global Community Lead, IBM Tuesday, September 1, 2015 Doors open at 6pm Lecture begins at 6:30pm Light refreshments will be available. Synopsis: Information and communication technologies are increasingly being infused into city systems and services as part of a growing trend to make cities ‘smart’, enabling large information technology (IT) providers to become involved in urban governance. As this smart city market grows, IT providers clamor to spread their wares, leaving an indelible mark on a growing number of cities around the world. This discussion will explore this mark. RSVP https://path2smartcity.eventbrite.com/ before 8-30-2015.