ASU College of Public Programs
|ASU College of Public Programs|
|Motto||Where Theory Meets Practice|
|Location||Phoenix, Arizona, United States|
|Campus||Arizona State University|
The College of Public Programs at Arizona State University is a public service institute located in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area of the U.S. state of Arizona. Founded in 1979, the college awards bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees, and is organized into four schools and nine research centers. Those four schools are the Schools of Social Work, Criminology and Criminal Justice, Public Affairs, and Community Resources and Development. In 2006, the college moved from the Tempe campus of Arizona State University to it’s current location at the Downtown Phoenix campus.
Academic Units 
The College of Public Programs consists of four academic units and eleven centers and institutes. The four academic units of the College are the School of Community Resources and Development, the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, the School of Public Affairs, and the School of Social Work.
School of Community Resources and Development
The ASU School of Community Resources & Development offers academic programs in nonprofit leadership and management, parks and recreation management, and tourism development and management.
School of Criminology and Criminal Justice
The School of Criminology and Criminal Justice offers academic programs in criminology and criminal justice in preparation for criminal justice positions on the local, state, and federal level.
School of Public Affairs
The School of Public Affairs offers academic programs in public service and public policy, urban and metropolitan studies, and public administration and management, in preparation for careers in governance, finance, and law.
School of Social Work
The School prepares professional social workers for beginning-level generalist practice (BSW), and for advanced practice (MSW) in one of the following specializations: health/behavioral health; children, youth and families; public child welfare; planning, administration; or community practice.
Recent notable achievements by faculty of the college include:
- School of Criminology and Criminal Justice Director and Professor Dr. Scott Decker being named a 2012 Fellow by the American Society of Criminology,
- Kathryn Mohrman being named principal investigator of a $2.4 million US Agency for International Development grant to improve economic development in Vietnam,
- and Lodestar Center executive director and professor of nonprofit studies Robert Ashcraft being named to The NonProfit Times "Power and Influence Top 50" class of 2012.
- ASU College of Public Programs
- ASU School of Community Resources and Development
- ASU School of Criminology and Criminal Justice
- ASU School of Public Affairs
- ASU School of Social Work
- "ASC Fellows". The American Society of Criminology. Retrieved 29 November 2012.
- "https://asunews.asu.edu/20120830_usaidgrant". ASU News. August 30, 2012. Retrieved 29 November 2012.
- Verbigghe, Danielle (August 2, 2012). "Lodestar Center's Robert Ashcraft named for nonprofit power, influence". Phoenix Business Journal. Retrieved 29 November 2012.