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
#121 California State University—​Long Beach

Long Beach, CA

2.3
#97 California State University—​Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA

2.5
#166 California State University—​Northridge

Northridge, CA

2.0
#121 California State University—​Sacramento

Sacramento, CA

2.3
#149 California State University—​San Bernardino

San Bernardino, CA

2.1
Rank Not Published California State University—​Stanislaus

Turlock, CA

N/A
#9 Carnegie Mellon University (Heinz)

Pittsburgh, PA

3.9
#166 Central Michigan University

Mt. Pleasant, MI

2.0
Rank Not Published Clark Atlanta University

Atlanta, GA

N/A
#166 Clark University

Worcester, MA

2.0
#42 Cleveland State University (Levin)

Cleveland, OH

3.2
#138 College at Brockport—​SUNY

Rochester, NY

2.2
#104 College of Charleston

Charleston, SC

2.4
#73 College of William and Mary (Jefferson)

Williamsburg, VA

2.7
#29 Columbia University

New York, NY

3.5
Rank Not Published Columbus State University

Columbus, GA

N/A
#37 Cornell University

Ithaca, NY

3.3
#46 CUNY—​Baruch College

New York, NY

3.1
#87 CUNY—​City College

New York, NY

2.6
#59 CUNY—​John Jay College

New York, NY

2.9
#104 DePaul University

Chicago, IL

2.4
#166 Drake University

Des Moines, IA

2.0
#149 Drexel University

Philadelphia, PA

2.1
#16 Duke University (Sanford)

Durham, NC

3.7
#149 East Carolina University

Greenville, NC

2.1

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