College of Community and Public Affairs
How will you change the world?
Graduates and faculty at the College of Community and Public Affairs are changing the world. Confident and prepared for rewarding careers in the public, private and nonprofit sectors, our graduates serve countless communities in roles that have real impact.
How do they get there? Through learning, teaching and research that integrates real-world experience into each curriculum. Our downtown location and strong connections in the community provide students direct access to the local agencies, schools and government offices needed to turn classroom learning into experience.
Students also gain advanced exposure to transdisciplinary research in subjects that help us understand and improve our world. Faculty at CCPA are progressive scholars in areas such as education, human rights, sustainability, philanthropy, substance abuse and mental health — and they're doing their work in our backyard.
Academic offerings include undergraduate, master's, doctoral and advanced certificate programs; with interdepartmental, double-degree, dual-degree and accelerated program option.
- Community Research and Action (PhD)
- Human Development (BS)
- Human Rights (MS)
- Public Administration (MPA)
- Public Health (MPH), with Decker College of Nursing and Health Sciences
- Social Work (BSW, MSW)
- Student Affairs Administration (MS SAA)
- Sustainable Communities (MA, MS), with Harpur College of Arts and Sciences
- Teaching, Learning and Educational Leadership (MS, MA, MAT, MSEd, EdD)
What can you do with an advanced certificate?
Our certificate programs in education, public administration and genocide and mass atrocity prevention allow you to develop specialized expertise to complement your main area of study, advance your career and stand out to employers.