THE SCHOOL OF PUBLIC AND INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

103 Candler Hall, (706) 542-0096
Homepage URL: http://www.uga.edu/spia

Administrative Officers
Thomas P. Lauth, Ph.D., Dean
Jerome S. Legge, Ph.D., Associate Dean

General Information

PURPOSE
The School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA) was created in 2001 from the Department of Political Science in the Franklin College. The School prepares undergraduate students for good citizenship and careers in public life, and educates future generations of teachers and scholars in the fields of international affairs, political science, and public administration and policy.

ORGANIZATION
The School is organized around three departments: Political Science, International Affairs, and Public Administration and Policy. Undergraduate advising for all departments is centered on the first floor of Candler Hall, which also houses the Department of International Affairs, the Deanís Office, and a computer laboratory. The Departments of Political Science and Public Administration and Policy are located in Baldwin Hall in rooms 104 and 202, respectively.

DEGREES AND PROGRAMS OFFERED
The School of Public and International Affairs offers the Bachelor of Arts (A.B.) degree in Political Science and the Bachelor of Arts (A.B.) in International Affairs. The School also offers graduate degrees in Political Science/International Affairs (combined M.A./Ph.D. programs). Although some undergraduate courses are offered in the Department of Public Administration and Policy, the department specializes in its graduate programs. These are the Masters of Public Administration (M.P.A) and the Ph.D.

COURSE LISTINGS AND DEGREE REQUIREMENTS
Course offerings, degree requirements, faculty members, and program resources for all three departments are located at http://spia.uga.edu.

Courses of Instruction
Political Science (POLS)
International Affairs (INTL)