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School of Public and International Affairs

The School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA) offers a wide range of courses designed to equip undergraduate and graduate students with advanced understanding about political life in the United States and abroad. Students develop conceptual, communication, and methodological skills, examine normative and analytic theories with which to study contemporary and emerging public issues, and develop an awareness of how political science relates to the other social sciences and the humanities.

School of Public and International Affairs academic programs

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Meet Jillian and Jelena

illian Cordial, Undergraduate Student, Political Science

Jillian Cordial, Undergraduate Student, Political Science

My name is Jillian Cordial, and I am majoring in Political Science with a minor in Women, Gender, and a certificate in Legal Studies. The University of Cincinnati has given me the chance to pursue opportunities I didn't even know existed. I have been able to intern with the Ohio Innocence Project whose primary mission is to exonerate… 

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Jelena Vićić , Graduate Student, Cybersecurity

Jelena Vićić , Graduate Student, Cybersecurity

Growing up in Serbia (formerly Yugoslavia), Jelena Vićić has always been a voracious learner, interested in the nonsensical ways of violence and the precariousness of international relations. Currently, Jelena is a UC doctoral student, studying cybersecurity and serving as the 2018–19 graduate student government (GSGA) president. Before coming to UC…

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Faculty Spotlight

Andrew Lewis, Associate Professor of Political Science

Andrew Lewis, Associate Professor of Political Science

At a moment when boundaries of religious rights are in conflict and prominent in American conversation, Andrew Lewis looks at perspectives often unconsidered. Lewis, a UC political scientist and award-winning author, focuses his research on the nexus of American politics and religion and sees a potential shift in Christian conservative political strategies…

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Connect with SPIA

School of Public and International Affairs
301 Clifton Court
11th Floor, Crosley Tower
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0375 
General Email: ContactSPIA@uc.edu

For specific questions about degree programs and curriculum, please contact:
Undergraduate
1109 Crosley
SPIA-UG@uc.edu
513-556-3300

Graduate
1105 Crosley
SPIA-Grad@uc.edu
513-556-1182


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