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
#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
#46 CUNY—​Baruch College

New York, NY

3.1
#46 Naval Postgraduate School

Monterey, CA

3.1
#46 Northern Illinois University

DeKalb, IL

3.1
#46 Portland State University (Hatfield)

Portland, OR

3.1
#46 Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey—​New Brunswick (Bloustein)

New Brunswick, NJ

3.1
#46 University of Connecticut

West Hartford, CT

3.1
#46 University of Virginia (Batten)

Charlottesville, VA

3.1
#42 Cleveland State University (Levin)

Cleveland, OH

3.2
#42 George Mason University

Fairfax, VA

3.2
#42 Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, MD

3.2
#42 University of Pennsylvania (Fels)

Philadelphia, PA

3.2
#37 Cornell University

Ithaca, NY

3.3
#37 University of Arizona

Tucson, AZ

3.3
#37 University of Delaware

Newark, DE

3.3
#37 University of Illinois—​Chicago

Chicago, IL

3.3
#37 Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA

3.3
#33 Texas A&M University—​College Station (Bush)

College Station, TX

3.4
#33 University of Missouri (Truman)

Columbia, MO

3.4
#33 University of Nebraska—​Omaha

Omaha, NE

3.4
#33 University of Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, PA

3.4
#29 Columbia University

New York, NY

3.5
#29 Ohio State University (Glenn)

Columbus, OH

3.5

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