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Rutgers SPAA: Where Service Meets Leadership

The School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA) at Rutgers University–Newark offers a variety of innovative, world-class degree programs – Public and Nonprofit Administration (BA), Master of Public Administration (MPA), Executive MPA, and PhD – as well as a complement of professional and graduate certificate programs.

Explore What is Public Administration? and discover Why Rutgers SPAA is the place for aspiring leaders to gain the knowledge and skills required for successful Careers in government or the nonprofit sector. Read our Alumni Stories to see what some of our alumni do with their degrees from Rutgers SPAA.

Rutgers SPAA is consistently ranked as a top school for public management and leadership, as well as nonprofit management and urban policy, by U.S. News & World Report. And SPAA is accredited by NASPAA – the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration.

Degree & Certificate Programs at Rutgers SPAA

Undergraduate (Bachelor’s Degree / Minor / Second Concentration)
Graduate (Master's Degrees in Public Administration)
PhD in Public Administration (Doctoral Degree)
Dual Degrees
Certificate & Professional Development Programs