World-Class Public Affairs Programs

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Where students are connected and equipped to lead and advocate for change.

The University of Illinois Springfield has a proud, rich history of creating change-makers through bachelor’s and master’s level public affairs programs. Our unbeatable location in Illinois’ capital city provides students proximity to important decision-makers, organizations and associations for hands-on learning opportunities, whether you’re taking classes on-ground or online.

Our graduates are leaders in nonprofit and civic organizations, in the courtroom, and in government and report an average return on investment of 20.1%. Our affordable, best-in-class University of Illinois programs mean money in the bank and value on your resume.

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University of Illinois Springfield

The University of Illinois Springfield continues to be recognized for the strength of its academic programs, online education, and dedication to excellence. UIS has been ranked among the top 15 public regional universities in the Midwest for each of the past eleven years. With 31 bachelor’s degrees, 20 master’s degrees, and 1 doctoral program, the University of Illinois Springfield is a cornerstone of the U of I system, attracting students from around the state, the country and the world.


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