The College of Public Affairs is home to three research centers:
Center for Drug Policy and Enforcement focuses on applied research initiatives to stop the proliferation of drugs and violence in our communities, and includes the Washington/Baltimore High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA) program.
is a resource for students in the M.S. in Forensic Science–Cyber Investigations program.
- Schaefer Center for Public Policy is Maryland's preeminent applied research and policy analysis center.