College of Public Affairs

Tomorrow’s workplace is even more complex than today’s. The College of Public Affairs prepares the problem-solvers who will analyze policy and lead public, nonprofit, healthcare, and third-sector organizations of the future.

The college is home to three centers of excellence:

Schaefer Center for Public Policy—as Maryland’s preeminent public policy and research center, the William Donald Schaefer Center for Public Policy is Maryland’s go-to resource for informed public sector decision-making and leadership development

Center for Advancing Prevention Excellence (CAPE)— seeks to advance prevention efforts in communities across the nation by supporting them in the identification, implementation, and evaluation of evidence-based strategies for substance use and behavioral health

Center for Public Safety Innovation (CPSI)— is a nationally renowned applied research center, designed to support community safety initiatives by leveraging nationally recognized policy experts, advocates, and scholars dedicated to identifying best practices and policies to reduce violence and drug trafficking