course offerings

Schedule of classes

The ASU School of Public Affairs offers classes during the Fall and Spring semesters. Most classes are held at the ASU Downtown Phoenix campus, however we do offer graduate-level classes at the Tempe campus. Refer to the posted schedule of classes below for campus location. In addition, we do offer select courses during the Summer Sessions.

It is important to note that sometimes class sections, instructors, and room locations can change - always check your class schedule on ASU Interactive for the most up-to-date information.

Generally the university semester schedule will be published about one month prior to registration for that semester.

View the official university class schedule. 
View the official university semester calendar.

Alternative formats 

In addition the classes offered during the traditional 15-week semester, the School of Public Affairs also offers courses in an intensive format. Generally, intensive courses are offered through a two-weekend format.  Class will meet Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM twice during a semester.  Because of the structure of the class, students will be sent a syllabus at the beginning of the semester and be expected to come prepared for the first class meeting (i.e., with text(s), completed reading/assignments).  Following the first weekend, students will be expected to complete the assignments/readings for the second class meeting.

Please note that although intensive courses will have different starting dates than the regular semester, students must follow the university semester calendar for important dates such as registration, drop/add, tuition refunds, and course withdrawals even if the intensive class has not yet met for the semester.

The School of Public Affairs does offer some classes online to accommodate the needs of our students. However the only degree programs that can be completed entirely online are the Public Administration & Public Management and Leadership & Ethics certificates.