With its abundance of government, public-sector and nonprofit organizations, the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan region is an ideal location to do just that.
The School of Public and International Affairs offers programs that explore public administration, government and international affairs at all levels of study. Our M.P.A. program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA).
In addition, Maryland's leaders have the opportunity to gain the comprehensive, applied public-sector management skills needed to meet the complex demands and challenges of a 21st-century public management environment through our Certified Public Manager Program®, offered by the Schaefer Center for Public Policy. The program runs 15 months in a nonresidential format and accepts cohorts of 25 participants.
Our faculty members include some of the nation's leading theorists and practitioners; they have first-rate credentials and extensive experience in the full range of public administration issues, and they are extensively involved in applied research and management consulting for federal, state and local agencies.