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College of Public Affairs and Community Service

There are top national rankings within our college.

CPACS Graduate Programs Climb 2023 U.S. News Rankings

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Empowering future leaders, fostering inclusive collaboration, creating innovative solutions.

CPACS was created to offer academic programs to prepare graduates to meet the critical social needs of our community and state. Our certificate and degree programs will prepare you to be a leader, a mover and shaker, and a change maker. Our community and outreach programs and partnerships provide opportunities for students, faculty, and staff to actively engage with the community.

Samantha Clinkinbeard and Tarry Scott

CPACS Dean's Office Welcomes New Appointments

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Jim Begley

UNO's New Labor Institute Leader Focuses on Nebraska's Future

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Awards Abound Among CPACS Faculty and Doctoral Students

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Real-World Projects

In addition to its academic programs, CPACS offers students opportunities to work on important real world projects.

Join a project and start making a difference right away!