Dr. Ethel Williams, Director, School of Public Administration
- I am extremely delighted to welcome you to the School of Public Administration (SPA)! The School is the home of two undergraduate and four graduate degree programs – Bachelor of Science in Aviation, Bachelor of Science in Emergency Management, Master of Science in Urban Studies, Master of Public Administration accredited through the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs and Administration, Graduate Certificate in Public Management and a Ph.D. in Public Administration. Through rigorous accreditation standards and nationally recognized and dedicated faculty, programs in the School rank among the top six in the nation. In addition to graduate and undergraduate degrees the School also offers professional certifications through the Nebraska Municipal Clerk School and Academy and the Certified Public Manager (CPM) programs.
- In the more than 40 years since the beginning of the School, it has earned a global reputation for preparing students for public and nonprofit careers through its outstanding scholarship, excellent teaching and community engagement. We are dedicated to strengthening this reputation by continuing to build upon traditional public sector values and principles while encouraging innovation. We also endeavor to ensure the success of our graduates, whether they choose to pursue careers in the public sector, the private sector or the non-profit sector, by providing them with the competencies in creative problem-solving, leadership and management that are needed for the 21st century.
- We look forward to working with you, whether you are an alumnus, potential student, interested in our professional certifications, or a prospective employer. Please explore the many resources and features of this website, and return often to see updates that we promise to make on an on-going basis. If you have questions please do not hesitate to contact any of the individuals you find listed. Our goal is to make you a part of the SPA family.
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