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SPEA

An education that works anywhere

Students in public & environmental affairs have the opportunity to develop leadership and decision-making skills to assist organizations to operate in the public interest, while addressing social issues and societal concerns. A SPEA degree will help to advance one’s understanding of public, private, and nonprofit organizations that serve the public interest. A SPEA degree provides the opportunity to develop future leaders that will...

  • Shape public policy
  • Make  & enforce laws
  • Protect the planet
  • Support communities and fellow citizens

We are committed to providing all students an educational experience that prepares them to enter the workforce or continue their education at a higher level.

- Dr. Karl Besel, SPEA Director

A community where you belong

Student success

You have the academic freedom to pursue whatever intrigues you—and you’ll be encouraged to do it.

Graduate Students Association

An IU education gives you the tools to succeed no matter which direction life takes you, whether your next step is graduate school or employment.

Faculty who inspire

Our faculty are not only brilliant researchers and sought-after experts, they’re also committed teachers who do their best to instill passion in their students.

NASPAA Accreditation

NASPAA (Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration) is the global standard in public service and is a membership of graduate programs in the areas of public policy, public affairs, public administration, as well as public and non-profit management.  SPEA at IUN was reaccredited in 2013 and will be up for reaccreditation in 2020.

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