SPSIA advances the understanding of politics, security, and international and global affairs across the domains of teaching, research, and service.

We prepare students for careers and to act as engaged citizens, equipping them with knowledge and the critical thinking and decision-making skills necessary to make a positive impact on politics and government at the local, state, national, and international levels. SPSIA’s diverse faculty and centers cultivate cutting-edge research agendas and expertise that address society’s biggest challenges and earn recognition across academia, government, and the public and private sectors. We serve the needs of the student body, Central Florida community, country, and world through innovative programming, partnerships with public and private actors, and active centers and institutes within the school.


SPSIA Strategic Plan is available here.