Best Public Affairs Programs

According to the US News and World Report’s rankings of best graduate schools in public affairs programs, The Maxwell School of Syracuse University took the top spot in the league table, with Harvard and Indiana University–Bloomington ranked at joint second position.

The Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University is ranked in the Top 4 nationally (joint for 4th with Georgia). It offers a two-year Master in Public Affairs degree (M.P.A.), a one-year Master in Public Policy (M.P.P.) degree, and the PhD programs.

Ranking of Best Graduate Public Affairs Programs:
1. Syracuse University
2. Harvard University
2. Indiana University–Bloomington
4. Princeton University
4. University of Georgia
6. University of California–Berkeley
7. University of Kansas
7. University of Michigan–Ann Arbor
7. University of Southern California
10. Carnegie Mellon University (Heinz)
10. Duke University
10. New York University
10. University of Chicago
14. American University
14. Columbia University
14. George Washington University
14. Georgetown University
14. SUNY–Albany
14. University of California–Los Angeles
14. University of Minnesota–Twin Cities
14. University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill
14. University of Texas–Austin
14. University of Washington
14. University of Wisconsin–Madison
25. Arizona State University
25. University of Maryland–College Park
27. Florida State University
27. Georgia State University
27. University of Nebraska–Omaha
27. University of Pittsburgh
27. Virginia Tech
32. Johns Hopkins University
32. Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey–Newark
32. University of Colorado–Denver
32. University of Kentucky
36. Cornell University
36. Ohio State University
36. Texas A&M University–College Station
36. University of Arizona
36. University of Missouri–Columbia
41. Northern Illinois University
41. University of Delaware
41. University of Illinois–Chicago
41. University of Pennsylvania
45. Cleveland State University
45. George Mason University
45. Indiana University-Purdue University–Indianapolis
45. Naval Postgraduate School
49. Portland State University
49. University of Connecticut
51. Brigham Young University–Provo
51. CUNY–John Jay College
51. Georgia Institute of Technology
51. North Carolina State University
51. Pennsylvania State University–Harrisburg
51. University of Utah
57. Auburn University–Main Campus
57. Brown University
57. CUNY–Baruch College
57. Florida International University
57. Louisiana State University–Baton Rouge
57. Monterey Institute of International Studies
57. Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey–New Brunswick
57. University of Maryland–Baltimore County
57. University of Missouri–St. Louis
57. University of North Carolina–Charlotte
57. University of North Texas
57. University of Oregon
57. University of Texas–Arlington
57. University of Texas–Dallas
57. Virginia Commonwealth University
72. Uni of Alabama–Birmingham
72. Uni of Massachusetts–Amherst
72. Uni of Missouri–Kansas City
72. Uni of Oklahoma
72. Uni of South Carolina–Columbia
72. Uni of Wisconsin–Milwaukee
72. Wayne State Univ
72. Wichita State Univ
80. Auburn Univ–Montgomery
80. Binghamton Univ
80. College of William and Mary
80. Florida Atlantic Univ
80. Kansas State Univ
80. San Francisco State Univ
80. Uni of Baltimore
80. Uni of Illinois–Springfield
80. Uni of Louisville
80. Uni of Tennessee–Knoxville
90. California State Univ–Los Angeles
90. Northeastern Univ
90. Pepperdine Univ
90. San Diego State Univ
90. Uni of Central Florida
90. Uni of Massachusetts–Boston
90. Villanova Univ
90. Washington State Univ
90. West Virginia Univ
90. Willamette Univ

Source: U.S. News & World Report 2009 Edition

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