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
CPAP Doctoral Mentoring Program 1021 Prince Street, Alexandria VA - Room 304
Oct 30 4:30 pm EDT The What, When, Why, and How of Conference Papers
Washington Semester 2015 - Info Session 2 Architecture Annex, Blacksburg
Nov 03 3:00 pm EST Washington Semester 2015 We are very pleased to announce the upcoming session of the Washington Semester, Extended Summer Session 2015 Our second Information Session will be held Monday, November 3, 3:00p in AA 111. Future Session in AA 111, Tuesday, December 2, 12:00p You need not attend a session to apply. Washington Semester is open to all Virginia Tech students, regardless of major, who have earned a minimum of 60 credits and are in good academic standing. Enrollment is limited. Application deadline January 23, 2015. Please visit our website and Facebook pages for more information and an application: http://www.spia.vt.edu/ws https://www.facebook.com/pages/Virginia-Tech-Washington-Semester-Program/168662143182544
Graduate School Information Session 1021 Prince Street, Alexandria
Nov 05 6:00 pm EST Degrees in Urban Affairs & Planning, Government & International Affairs, and Public Administration * Masters of Public and International Affairs * Masters of Urban and Regional Planning * Masters of Public Administration * Ph.D. in Public Administration and Policy * Ph.D. in Planning, Globalization, and Governance Masters sessions begin at 6:00pm and Ph.D. sessions begin at 7:00pm. RSVP at http://spiainfosession-nov2014.eventbrite.com/ 1021 Prince Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 (King Street Metro, Blue/Yellow lines) 1 block from Capital Bikeshare; bikerack parking available at our building Additional 2014-2015 information sessions on Thursday, February 12; Monday, April 13; and Tuesday, July 7. Download the flyer at http://tinyurl.com/pny5za8. Questions? Please contact us at SPIAAlexandria@vt.edu or call 703-706-8111