For Current Students

Public Administration and International Affairs students discussing current events in the Maxwell Courtyard, framed by the statue of Abraham Lincoln.The PAIA department takes pride in supporting students, helping you tap the exceptional resources at SU and the Maxwell School, and ensuring you get the most out of the opportunities here.

In this section of the PAIA website you will find links to information that you will find crucial during your time with us. 

If you ever have questions - about classes, policies, or campus life - don't hesitate to visit us at 215 Eggers Hall, e-mail us, or call us at 315-443-4000.

A Bit About You

Part of what makes Maxwell unique is the community of students that surrounds you. Roughly 110 new MPA students enter Maxwell every June, and 65 new MAIR students each August. They hail from around the world and from a variety of professional and academic backgrounds. Specifically, each year's new class shares these attributes:

  • ranging in age from early 20s into their 40s (median age 26-27);
  • 25-35 percent from outside the US; and
  • among domestic students, 20-25 percent self-identified as minorities.

Getting to know and learning from one another is a big part of the Maxwell experience. Please visit our current student bios to see the breadth of backgrounds and interests of students here: