Educating Exceptional Public Professionals

The mission of the School of Public Affairs and Administration at the University of Kansas is to educate exceptional leaders for public service who provide solutions to the most pressing community challenges at all levels of governance.  With roots in local government management and urban policy, we advance the public good, democratic values, and ethical public management practices.

Why Public Administration?

Find out why we're the no. 1 ranked program in city management and urban policy.

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Our Programs

Learn more about our public administration and urban planning degree offerings.

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Public Management Center

Learn more about professional development programs available through the PMC.

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Ask an Expert

See what makes assistant professor Ward Lyles an urban planning expert.

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Alumni Spotlight

Find out how Officer Jonathan Westbrook has been putting his MPA to use.

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Donor Spotlight

See why Professor Emeritus John Nalbandian likes to give back.

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