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
#67 Pennsylvania State University—​Harrisburg

Middletown, PA

2.8
#87 Pepperdine University

Malibu, CA

2.6
#46 Portland State University (Hatfield)

Portland, OR

3.1
#5 Princeton University (Wilson)

Princeton, NJ

4.1
Rank Not Published Roger Williams University

Bristol, RI

N/A
Rank Not Published Roosevelt University

Chicago, IL

N/A
#104 Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey—​Camden

Camden, NJ

2.4
#46 Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey—​New Brunswick (Bloustein)

New Brunswick, NJ

3.1
#23 Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey—​Newark

Newark, NJ

3.6
#73 San Diego State University

San Diego, CA

2.7
#87 San Francisco State University

San Francisco, CA

2.6
#104 San Jose State University

San Jose, CA

2.4
Rank Not Published Savannah State University

Savannah, GA

N/A
#138 Seattle University

Seattle, WA

2.2
#149 Seton Hall University

South Orange, NJ

2.1
Rank Not Published Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania

Shippensburg, PA

N/A
#138 Southern Illinois University—​Carbondale

Carbondale, IL

2.2
Rank Not Published Southern Illinois University—​Edwardsville

Edwardsville, IL

N/A
Rank Not Published Southern University and A&M College

Baton Rouge, LA

N/A
#121 St. Louis University

Saint Louis, MO

2.3
Rank Not Published St. Mary's University

San Antonio, TX

N/A
Rank Not Published Stephen F. Austin State University

Nacogdoches, TX

N/A
#138 Suffolk University

Boston, MA

2.2
#1 Syracuse University (Maxwell)

Syracuse, NY

4.5
#166 Tennessee State University

Nashville, TN

2.0

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