School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA)

“I chose Wright State’s MPA program because of its emphasis on strengthening our local community through practical, hands-on, experiential learning. Within one year of graduation, I became the leader of a local nonprofit agency.”

--Paula Crosby '12

Inspiring students to analyze, influence, and solve pressing societal concerns

Success Stories

Crystal Whetstone, who earned degrees in political science and international and comparative politics at Wright State, researches women’s participation in politics.
Syeda Bahar, a master of public administration student, is a leader on campus, has interned with nonprofit community organizations and has participated in an international leadership conference.

School News

Student advocate

Ivan Mallett ran for president of the Student Government Association with high hopes for what he and his team could accomplish.

Ties that bind

Wright State enjoys strong relationship with Wright-Patterson Air Force Base
Wright State and Wright-Patterson Air Force Base have close partners in everything from engineering and medicine to neuroscience and music.

Liberal locomotion

Skills that come with liberal arts degrees resonate with many employers
Liberal arts students at Wright State learn skills such communication, critical thinking, teamwork, ethical judgment and real world application of knowledge.

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Overview of SPIA

Learn about SPIA's academic programs, opportunities for students in and outside of the classroom, and more.

 

 


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