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
#97 Mississippi State University

Mississippi State, MS

2.5
#97 University of South Carolina

Columbia, SC

2.5
#97 Villanova University

Villanova, PA

2.5
#104 Boise State University

Boise, ID

2.4
#104 College of Charleston

Charleston, SC

2.4
#104 DePaul University

Chicago, IL

2.4
#104 Iowa State University

Ames, IA

2.4
#104 James Madison University

Harrisonburg, VA

2.4
#104 Ohio University (Voinovich)

Athens, OH

2.4
#104 Old Dominion University

Norfolk, VA

2.4
#104 Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey—​Camden

Camden, NJ

2.4
#104 San Jose State University

San Jose, CA

2.4
#104 University of Memphis

Memphis, TN

2.4
#104 University of New Mexico

Albuquerque, NM

2.4
#104 University of North Carolina—​Greensboro

Greensboro, NC

2.4
#104 University of Southern Maine (Muskie)

Portland, ME

2.4
#104 University of Texas—​Dallas

Richardson, TX

2.4
#104 University of Vermont

Burlington, VT

2.4
#104 Washington State University

Vancouver, WA

2.4
#104 West Virginia University

Morgantown, WV

2.4
#121 Bowling Green State University

Bowling Green, OH

2.3
#121 California State University—​Long Beach

Long Beach, CA

2.3
#121 California State University—​Sacramento

Sacramento, CA

2.3
#121 Evergreen State College

Olympia, WA

2.3
#121 Georgia Southern University

Statesboro, GA

2.3

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