About Us


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.

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

SPA, part of USF's College of Arts and Sciences, offers certificates and degree programs in public administration, urban and regional planning, urban studies, public and nonprofit management, and community development.