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Rachel Emas discusses the capstone course


Rutgers SPAA: Where Service Meets Leadership

The School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA) at Rutgers University–Newark offers a full complement of degrees from undergraduate to PhD as well as graduate and non-credit certificates focused on particular issues of public and nonprofit sector management and leadership and policy implementation.

Explore What is Public Administration? and discover Why Rutgers SPAA motivates students to choose Careers in public service and administration through its innovative and comprehensive degree and certificate programs. Read our Alumni Stories to see what some our alumni do with their public administration degrees from Rutgers SPAA.

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

Degree and Certificate Programs at Rutgers SPAA

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