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, health-care and third sector organizations of the future.

The college is home to two centers of excellence:

Schaefer Center for Public Policy—the preeminent public policy research center in Maryland

Center for Drug Policy and Enforcement—a leading regional policy center focused on resolving the nation’s drug problems and addiction issues

Best Schools Public Affairs Non-Profit Management Award
Best Schools Public Affairs Award