Academics

Earn a degree from SPEA, and use it to change the world

With a SPEA education, you will be prepared to enter careers in public, nonprofit, and for-profit sectors. You will graduate with tangible skills, valuable professional experience, and strong roots in social science and public service.

SPEA courses focus on current events and public policies, pressing students to face modern-day challenges in their communities and the world at large.

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Earn an executive education

Our Executive Education program offers courses to strengthen professional practice in the public and nonprofit sectors. Graduate-level programs, noncredit certificates, and customized leadership programs broaden your knowledge and experience to advance your career.

Executive Education programs

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Research that hits home

From toxic air to homicide clearance rates, your research will help you and others understand the current events and policies shaping the future of public affairs, the environment, and the criminal justice system.

Meet our research faculty

Find your place in SPEA and Indianapolis.