Professional Associations

The Maxwell School, the department, and its faculty members belong to one or more of the following professional associations, which extend the professional networks available to faculty and students.

NASPAA • National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration

NASPAA is the membership association of graduate programs in public administration, public policy, and public affairs. It also serves as the accrediting organization for such programs. NASPAA’s mission is to ensure excellence in education for public service and to promote the ideal of public service. 


APPAM • Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management 

APPAM encourages excellence in research, teaching, and practice in the field of public policy analysis and management. The organization operates through its annual fall and spring conferences, a newsletter, and the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management (JPAM).


ASPA • American Society for Public Administration

ASPA is the professional home for more than 10,000 PA practitioners, academics, and students. It was established in 1939 to professionalize the public service, to keep members on the cutting edge of good government, and to help answer the enduring question of how to make government work better.


APSIA • Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs

The 29 members schools of APSIA advance international understanding, prosperity, peace, and security by helping to nurture excellence in international affairs education. APSIA members share information and ideas among member schools and with other higher education institutions, the international affairs community, and the general public. 


IPMN • International Public Management Network

The mission of the International Public Management Network is to provide a forum for sharing ideas, concepts and results of research and practice in the field of public management, and to stimulate critical thinking about alternative approaches to problem solving and decision making in the public sector.