Welcome from the SPA Director

Welcome to the School of Public Administration,

The field of public administration concerns itself with government, public purposes, and getting the job done. The faculty members of the School of Public Administration are here to provide educational opportunities for those who choose a career to serve in the public and nonprofit sectors and to build knowledge in the discipline through scholarship.

There are many stimulating challenges facing the public sector, and we offer our five degree programs knowing that our students seek a superb education at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels. The School of Public Administration offers bachelor’s programs in public management and public safety administration (with concentrations in law enforcement and disaster management), master’s programs in public administration and nonprofit management, and a Ph.D. program in public administration.

Our students and alumni hold jobs in local, state, and federal government in the United States, in nonprofit organizations, and in international government agencies. They make a difference in the lives of others everyday. Make sure you checkout the student & alumni profiles on our website.

The LeRoy Collins Public Ethics Academy (LCPEA) and the John Scott Dailey Florida Institute of Government (IOG) are both part of the School of Public Administration. Both the LCPEA and the IOG offer training and classes, so please explore their websites.

On behalf of the School of Public Administration, thank you for your interest. We look forward to working with you in the future!

Steven Bourassa , Ph.D.

Steven C. Bourassa, Ph.D.
Director and Professor