The College of Public Affairs is home to three centers of excellence:
Center for Advancing Prevention Excellence
(CAPE) seeks to advance prevention efforts in communities across the nation by supporting them in the identification, implementation, and evaluation of evidence-based strategies for substance use and behavioral health prevention.
Center for Public Safety Innovation
(CPSI) is a nationally renowned applied research designed to support community safety initiatives by leveraging nationally recognized policy experts, advocates, and scholars dedicated to identifying best practices and policies to reduce violence and drug trafficking.
- Schaefer Center for Public Policy is Maryland's preeminent applied research and policy analysis center.