Helping you build skills for positive impact.
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Curate your experience

GSPIA and the University of Pittsburgh offer opportunities to shape a learning and professional development experience that fits your interests and schedule.  Discover more about our academic programs in public and international affairs, public administration, and international development, along with concentrations to match your passion.

We have a fit for you.

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Master of Public Administration

Promote progress in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors.

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Master of Public & International Affairs

Start a career of influence in the international arena.

Master of International Development

Improve the human condition through a hands-on career in public service.

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Master of Public Policy & Management

Explore a career in public service through in-person or online study.

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PhD in Public and International Affairs

Focus on interdisciplinary research and applied analysis of public policy issues.

Enhance Your Path
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Signature Student Experiences

Engaging in hands-on work beyond the classroom, students can gain professional experience, seek language and learning abroad options, and dive head-first into important research that produces real-world results.

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Regional Studies & Certificates

Prepare for an international career with one of seven graduate certificate programs by combining foreign language training, multidisciplinary courses, and community outreach for a deeper understanding of specific regions across the globe.

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Undergraduate Coursework

While GSPIA does not offer a separate undergraduate program, there are a variety of distinct paths for students to specify their coursework in public service, including ways that lead directly to the our graduate program.