Welcome to the School of Public Administration!

There are many exciting challenges facing the public sector currently, and our five degree programs provide our students with an excellent 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 work in local, state, and federal government agencies in the United States, in nonprofit organizations, and in international government agencies. They make a difference in the lives of others every day. Do check out the student and alumni profiles on our website!

Our two signature centers that provide research and training for both university and public audiences are led by Sarah Shannon, Director of the John Scott Dailey Institute of Government (IOG) and Dr. Peter Cruise, Executive Director of the LeRoy Collins Public Ethics Academy. Our School also continues to be the editorial home for two leading academic journals edited by Dr. Ali Farazmand:  International Journal of Public Administration and Public Organizations Review.

Please feel free to reach out with any questions to us. Dr. Cliff McCue is the Undergraduate Programs Coordinator for the Bachelor of Public Safety Administration and Bachelor of Public Management programs. Dr. Robin Larson is the Program Coordinator for the Master of Public Administration and the Master of Nonprofit Management programs and Dr. Art Sementelli serves as the Ph.D. Program Coordinator.

We look forward to continuing and expanding our innovative and stimulating curriculum and building on our shared values to provide exceptional educational opportunities for those choosing careers in the public and nonprofit sectors.

Best regards,


Alka Sapat, Director and Professor,
School of Public Administration 
Florida Atlantic University,
Social Sciences Building, Room 206
777 Glades Road
Boca Raton, FL  33431-0991
Phone: 561-297-2330
Fax: 561-297-4178
E-mail: asapat@fau.edu //
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