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The School of Public Service

Dedicated to excellence in innovative teaching, cutting edge scholarship and meaningful community outreach, serving the State of Idaho, region, nation and global communities.

We Speak a Common Language: Serving the Public

The School of Public Service prepares students, public servants, and leaders to think both regionally and globally in an interdependent world. As such, it serves as a centralized resource for policy makers—to assist them in making informed decisions—and for faculty and students to actively connect and engage with the community and participate in policy decisions.

The bridging of disciplines across the university and the larger community enhances the education of students, allowing them to apply their knowledge and skills to the critical challenges facing the public, private and non-profit sectors.

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Explore SPS

The School is comprised of rich and diverse academic programs, as well as talented affiliated faculty from departments and programs across the university. The mission of the School also is supported by a variety of centers and institutes that facilitate research and public engagement.

Meet our Faculty

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See our Viewbook

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Explore our Programs

Our Academic Programs

Our Centers and Institutes

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Careers in SPS

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SPS Advisory Council

SPS Advisory Council

Supporting the School

From the beginning lectures each fall until graduation each spring, your gifts to the School are hard at work, meeting the ever-changing opportunities and challenges of a metropolitan research university of distinction.

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Read the 2021 SPS Viewbook
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