School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA)

"There are so many opportunities and resources...there are people here who genuinely want to help you, genuinely want you to succeed."

--Stephanie Patino-Garfias

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

Success Stories

Political science major Austin Leist wants to make a career out of having civil arguments as a lawyer and possibly a prosecuting attorney.
Overseeing the Gammon House is just one of many ways Dale Henry, a Wright State urban affairs graduate, gives back to the community.

School News

Gary Schmidt of Coastal Carolina University named dean of College of Liberal Arts at Wright State

Gary Schmidt is the director of diversity, equity and inclusion and community engagement for the Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts at Coastal Carolina University.

Helping Dayton’s youth

Wright State alumna Nina Carter was honored by the University of Dayton for her work in public administration.

Wright State Model U.N. team named Outstanding Delegation at national conference

Wright State's Model United Nations team earned the top honor at the intercollegiate National Model U.N. Conference in New York City.

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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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