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School of Public and International Affairs

Established in 2003, the School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA) is an innovative integration of scholarship and professional instruction in policy and planning in public administration, urban affairs, environment, governance, and international relations. The School makes an outstanding contribution to the standing of Virginia Tech with research, teaching, and community engagement that is internationally recognized and locally effective.

The School offers: undergraduate degrees in Public and Urban Affairs and in Environmental Policy and Planning; masters degrees in Public Administration, in Public and International Affairs and in Urban and Regional Planning; and doctoral degrees in Public Administration and Public Affairs, and in Planning, Governance, and Globalization (with tracks in Urban and Environmental Design and Planning and in Governance and Globalization).  


SPIA's Academic Units:

Center for Public Administration and Policy 

CPAP promotes the common good of our constitutional republic and the advancement of public service by providing outstanding education, research, and outreach in the theory and practice of public administration, management, and policy.


Government and International Affairs 

For full- and part-time students, GIA offers the Master of Public and International Affairs (MPIA).  GIA also participates in SPIA's doctoral level program leading to a Ph.D. in Planning, Globalization and Governance (PGG).


Urban Affairs and Planning

UAP offers diverse programs and has an interdisciplinary faculty who provide a wide range of professional specializations, including: Environmental Planning and Policy; Land Use and Physical Development Planning; Housing, Community and Economic Development; International Development Planning.

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