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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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  • 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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Persue a Degree in Public Service

October 7, 2020
Updated April 27, 2021

Our Initial Plan to Advance an Anti-Racist Watts College

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.   Continue reading...

Research at Watts College

The Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions leads the university in the production of research that has system-wide and largescale impact on a myriad of social, behavioral, economic, and political challenges. Through rigorous applied research, we are developing solutions with the potential to better our response to pressing issues and positively impact our communities locally, nationally and globally.

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News

The Watts College of Public Service of Community Solutions celebrated in person with nearly 450 graduates May 3 for a part-virtual, part-live spring...

Geoffrey Gonsher, professor of practice, School of Public Affairs, Centennial Professorship Award

Geoffrey Gonsher has no doubt collected his fair share of accolades during a public-sector career that has spanned more than five decades...

When ASU’s Public Service Academy debuted in 2015, it was one of a kind. Since then, the program has become a model for universities across the country,...

Arizona State University student veterans were able to celebrate their graduation in a special way this year — from the comfort of their cars.

While many other ASU convocation ceremonies...

Events

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Two female ASU students walking on campus

Monday

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students working together on campus

Tuesday

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About the Watts

The Watts College name reflects a generous gift made by Mike and Cindy Watts as an investment in our diverse and mission-driven student body who do not wait to graduate until they make a difference in the communities that they serve.

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