University of South Florida, School of Public Affairs

A group of diverse, interdisciplinary scholars and former practitioners, the School of Public Affairs has a strong commitment to applied social engagement and making differences in the community. The vision of SPA is to become a premier community-centered hub for public affairs education and research.

Our School provides quality education, research, and public service to prepare leaders in public administration and urban and regional planning. It engages in public policy, scholarship, and outreach activities in an urban region to meet community, national, and global needs.