Get Involved

Get the most out of your graduate school experience by getting involved with organizations within and outside of the Truman School:

  • Association of MPA Students (AMPAS)
    • Provides social activities and professional development opportunities for TSPA students.
  • Grant Writing Program
    • Pairs graduate students as unpaid volunteers with local nonprofit organizations who have a need for grant writing, research or other grant-related help.
  • American Society for Public Administration
    • The professional association for public administration, which is dedicated to advancing the art, science, teaching and practice of public and nonprofit administration.
  • Graduate Professional Council
    • The representative umbrella organization for all graduate and professional students to the administration of the university and UM Board of Curators.
  • Truman School Student Ambassadors
    • Student ambassadors educate prospective students and the public about the Truman School of Public Affairs and the profession of public service.
    • Applications are due by Sept. 5 each year.
    • Contact Kathy Miller for more information and application.
  • Pi Alpha Alpha National Honor Society
    • Encourages and recognizes outstanding scholarship and accomplishment in public affairs and administration.
    • Eligible students will be contacted about joining. To be eligible, students must
      • be eligible for graduation in the current calendar year.
      • have completed 50 percent of their program (18 credit hours for mid-career students, 24 credit hours for traditional MPA students).
      • have at least a 3.85 GPA.
      • Demonstrated a commitment to public service.