The ASU School of Public Affairs offers innovative educational and professional opportunities to help build stronger and more effective public leaders. Our academic programs prepare people for a variety of positions in the public and nonprofit arenas by encouraging clear and thoughtful analysis, innovative approaches to management, and a creative understanding of the governance process.
The ASU School of Public Affairs offers the only NASPAA-accredited MPA program in the Phoenix metropolitan area, a program consistently ranked as one of the best MPA programs in the country by U.S. News and World Report. The School also offers a highly regarded Ph.D. program in Public Administration, as well as undergraduate programs in Public Management and Administration and in Leadership and Ethics. The School will begin offering a Bachelor’s degree in Urban and Metropolitan Studies and a Master of Public Policy degree next year.
In conjunction with the School’s move to a new Downtown Phoenix campus in the fall of 2006, the ASU School of Public Affairs has recently made a new commitment to “advancing urban governance in a global context.” We recognize that the new demands on public leadership in the context of global urban governance are absolutely unprecedented in complexity and scope. The ASU School of Public Affairs believes that the most important intellectual contribution we can make is to develop multiple, useful, and realistic models of governance with attendant processes for extended civic engagement and to help train a new generations of urban leaders capable of addressing the questions raised by the growth of global citistates.
The ASU School of Public Affairs’ outstanding faculty includes recipients of prestigious academic and professional awards, including membership in the National Academy of Public Administration. The School champions diversity, and is international in scope, welcoming students from many of the 50 states and nations across the globe. The School is an active partner with the private and nonprofit sectors in initiatives to enhance the social well-being, economic competitiveness, cultural depth, and quality of life of metropolitan Phoenix, the State of Arizona, and beyond.
In addition to its academic programs, the ASU School of Public Affairs houses the Morrison Institute for Public Policy, which provides outstanding policy research and analysis for audiences all across the state and region, and the Advanced Public Executive Program, which offers outstanding executive development opportunities for practitioners in the field.
Arizona State University is one of the premier metropolitan public research universities in the nation. Enrolling more than 57,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students on four campuses in metropolitan Phoenix, ASU maintains a tradition of academic excellence in core disciplines, and has become an important global center for innovative interdisciplinary teaching and research. ASU offers outstanding resources for study and research, including libraries and museums, studios and performing arts spaces for creative endeavor, and unsurpassed state-of-the-art scientific and technological laboratories and research facilities.
School of Public Affairs
Arizona State University
P.O. Box 870603
Tempe, AZ 85287-0603
Tel: 480 965 3926
Fax: 480 965 9248
Web: http: //spa.asu.edu