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Situated on the border of the main Virginia Tech campus in downtown Blacksburg, VA, the historic Thomas-Conner House is CPAP’s headquarters and home to a thriving community of faculty, staff, and MPA and PhD students.

Blacksburg offers the experience of a relatively small, collegial graduate program combined with the richness and traditional atmosphere of a Division I research university, situated in the beautiful Blue Ridge mountains with their many recreational opportunities. The vast resources of the university and CPAP’s intimate community of learners offers Blacksburg students a wonderful environment for the study of public administration and public affairs.

Students, faculty, and staff on the Blacksburg campus engage in rich community life, bolstered by Public Administrators at Virginia Tech (PAVT), CPAP Blacksburg’s student organization. The cultural heart of CPAP, PAVT organizes many educational, social, and community service-oriented activities during the academic year.

Please direct inquiries to:

Laura French, Department Admin at or (540) 231-5133 (concerning admissions and other administrative matters)

Thomas Conner House


Center for Public Administration and Policy
104 Draper Road SW (MC 0520)
Blacksburg, VA 24061