The School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA) is a professional school dedicated to applied interdisciplinary learning combining the study of public affairs, management, criminal justice, public safety, emergency management and environmental policy. The interests of the faculty and professional staff typically fall into one or more of the following areas:

  • Criminal justice
  • Emergency management
  • Environmental policy
  • Finance and economics
  • Law
  • Nonprofit management
  • Policy and administration
  • Public safety
  • Urban affairs

The school's faculty, staff, and students work individually and collaboratively to solve problems that require SPEA's unique combination of in-depth knowledge in the natural, behavioral, social, and administrative sciences.

SPEA is a resource to many Indiana communities. Public and private organizations, as well as all levels of government, benefit from the knowledge and expertise of SPEA faculty, staff, and students.