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
A City Manager's View of Organizational Excellence Room 320, Shenandoah Room @ 1021 Prince Street, Alexandria, VA
May 27 6:00 pm EDT Special Lecture - RSVP @ https://jinks.eventbrite.com Title: A City Manager's View of Organizational Excellence Speaker: Mark Jinks, City Manager Please join the Center for Public Administration and Policy for a small reception before the lecture. Reception - 6pm Lecture - 6:45pm "Creating and Sustaining Organizational Excellence in the City of Alexandria" speaker series. The speakers in this series all hold key leadership responsibilities within the City of Alexandria Government. We are privileged to gain their insights into how they initiate and implement positive change in their respective organizational spheres. The series is hosted by the VT course “Advanced Topic in Management: Creating and Sustaining High Performing Public Organizations” students and instructor.
SPIA Alumni Social The Highland R&R, 2010-A Crystal City, Arlington, VA
Jun 03 6:00 pm EDT SPIA invites Alumni, Friends, and current students to the 2015 SPIA Alumni Social. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. The Highland R&R is only three blocks away from the Yellow/Blue Line, Crystal City Metro Station. There is free parking available at 220 20th Street or at 2200 Crystal Drive. RSVP at https://spia2015social.eventbrite.com
P3 Leadership Workshop 900 N Glebe Rd, Arlington, VA
Jun 10 9:00 am EDT P3 Leadership Workshop PARTNERSHIP LEADERSHIP: A FOCUS ON CULTURE AND TRUST Registration Fee: $350 includes light breakfast, lunch, and parking Registration deadline: June 5th Group Discount: 10% off for organizations that have four or more participants To Register: http://www.cpe.vt.edu/reg/partlead/ Schedule: 9 AM to 3 PM with lunch from 12 to 1 PM