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School of Public Affairs and Administration

Be an Agent of Change

The School of Public Affairs and Administration at Rutgers University–Newark prepares students to lead and manage in public and nonprofit administration positions, understand policy, make critical analyses and decisions, and communicate and interact proactively with a diverse workforce.

#12
Best public management and leadership graduate programs

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1st
International accreditation in public administration programs
15
Highly innovative degree and certificate programs
#18
Best nonprofit management graduate programs

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A Commitment to Serve

Offering undergraduate, graduate, and certificate programs, the School of Public Affairs and Administration prepares students for rewarding careers in public and nonprofit management. Students choose to study public affairs and administration at Rutgers because of our highly ranked programs, outstanding faculty, and meaningful research opportunities.

Alumnus Perspective

“The BA program prepared me to tackle complex issues in order to improve the material and social conditions of any community, elevating my commitment to make this world a better place to live.” 

Intashan Chowdhury SPAA‘18,‘19

Intashan Chowdhury

Spotlight: Research Centers

The School of Public Affairs and Administration is home to six research centers and institutes dedicated to advancing training and scholarship in the public arena, boosting community engagement, eliminating public corruption, and more.

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