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If you want to make a difference in the world, whether it is in public service, a nonprofit organization, or the corporate world, a degree in SPEA may be the right choice for you.  Students must apply for admission to SPEA, and are encouraged to apply during the semester in which they meet criteria for admission. SPEA has two application periods each year: one with a December 1 due date for spring admission and one with a May 1 due date for fall admission.

Most SPEA students are committed to making a difference in the world through expertise in their area of study. Such commitment is a product of understanding their aspirations and selecting a major that will prepare them for the people they hope to become. The areas of study in SPEA are multi-disciplinary in nature, so many SPEA students are interested in fields both inside and outside of SPEA. We encourage students to explore all areas of study that interest them. Fortunately, most of SPEA's degrees have room to add minors or certificates in academic areas outside the major course of study.

You deserve a major that's a great fit for you!  Making an informed decision about that fit requires you to understand your academic fields of interest, the courses needed to prepare you for work in those fields, and--most importantly--it requires you to understand yourself.

Learn more about our degrees at a Pre-Admissions Advising session. The session gives students an understanding of the SPEA application process, admissions requirements, recommendations for gateway courses, remaining degree requirements, and a timeline for graduation with a SPEA degree.

And, when you're ready, apply for SPEA admission online.

Applications are now being accepted through December 1, 2014 for Spring 2015 admission. (Applications for Fall 2014 admission closed on May 1, 2014, and we expect admission decisions early in June.)

Some questions may be quickly answered via email at  However, please note that you deserve detailed information related to your specific circumstances.  Sometimes such detailed information is not effectively communicated via email.  We will encourage you to make an appointment in these cases.