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Watts College features some of the best schools in the nation

Watts College has the #2 ranked school of criminal justice in the nation, as well as top rated programs in public affairs and social work.

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Our initial plan to advance an anti-racist college

October 7, 2020 | Updated April 27, 2021

Our Watts College community remains deeply concerned about our faculty, staff and students of color. The killing of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and the shooting of Jacob Blake are tragedies that underscore the need to grapple with the ever-present legacy of racism, white supremacy and discrimination in our nation. The violence against Black and Indigenous communities must end. We mobilize now with a renewed sense of urgency to advance racial justice in our local communities and the nation. We stand in solidarity with our Black faculty, staff and students and affirm that Black Lives Matter.

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Six reasons to apply to ASU’s Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions

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Aug. 20, 2021, is the last day to register for Session A classes without college approval. But, don’t worry. There’s still time to join students who want to be involved with local community issues; become immersed in hands-on learning; tackle real-world problems; conduct groundbreaking research; and be part of the solution.

Watts College features some of the best schools in the nation


School of Criminology and Criminal Justice

Ahead of Pennsylvania State and University at Albany - SUNY


School of Public Affairs

Tied with Columbia and the University of Chicago


School of Social Work

Ranked in the top 10% of graduate programs in social work