Public Affairs

Ranked in 2012 | Public Affairs Rankings Methodology

Earning your M.P.A. can lead to a career in public service, both domestically and abroad. Curricula often incorporate courses in policy, economics, analysis and management. These are the top public affairs schools.

Rank School name Score
#46 University of Connecticut

West Hartford, CT

3.1
#46 University of Virginia (Batten)

Charlottesville, VA

3.1
#53 Binghamton University—​SUNY

Binghamton, NY

3.0
#53 Brandeis University (Heller)

Waltham, MA

3.0
#53 Brown University (Taubman)

Providence, RI

3.0
#53 Georgia Institute of Technology

Atlanta, GA

3.0
#53 North Carolina State University

Raleigh, NC

3.0
#53 Virginia Commonwealth University (Wilder)

Richmond, VA

3.0
#59 Brigham Young University—​Provo (Romney)

Provo, UT

2.9
#59 CUNY—​John Jay College

New York, NY

2.9
#59 Indiana University-​Purdue University—​Indianapolis

Indianapolis, IN

2.9
#59 Northwestern University

Chicago, IL

2.9
#59 University of Central Florida

Orlando, FL

2.9
#59 University of North Carolina—​Charlotte

Charlotte, NC

2.9
#59 University of North Texas

Denton, TX

2.9
#59 University of Wisconsin—​Milwaukee

Milwaukee, WI

2.9
#67 Florida International University

Miami, FL

2.8
#67 New School (Milano)

New York, NY

2.8
#67 Northeastern University

Boston, MA

2.8
#67 Pennsylvania State University—​Harrisburg

Middletown, PA

2.8
#67 University of Maryland—​Baltimore County

Baltimore, MD

2.8
#67 University of Oklahoma

Norman, OK

2.8
#73 Auburn University

Auburn, AL

2.7
#73 College of William and Mary (Jefferson)

Williamsburg, VA

2.7
#73 Louisiana State University—​Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge, LA

2.7

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