No. 25 Ranking among the Top Ten Percent of the Nation’s Public Affairs Schools
ATLANTA – The Andrew Young School of Policy Studies rose in most categories in the new 2016 U.S. News & World Report rankings of “Best Public Affairs Graduate Schools.” Georgia State University is ranked No. 25 overall, tied with Georgetown University, Ohio State University, the University of Kentucky, the University of Nebraska at Omaha, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
The school’s programs now rank in the top 10 nationally in three specializations and top 25 in five:
- 5, Public Finance and Budgeting
- 9, City Management and Urban Policy
- 10, Nonprofit Management
- 19, Public Management and Administration
- 22, Public Policy Analysis
“The profession increasingly recognizes the excellence of Georgia State’s faculty, programs and students,” said Gregory B. Lewis, chair of the Department of Public Management and Policy. “Our rankings in the field’s five core specializations show that the research we produce and the education we provide are even better than our overall ranking suggests.”
“We are proud to have one of the top-ranked graduate programs in the state and to contribute to the rising reputation of one of the nation’s premier urban research universities,” said Dean Mary Beth Walker. “We are also proud to be contributing to the rising professionalization of governments and nonprofit organizations in the state.”
The School of Social Work, which ranked No. 64 this year, makes it the highest-ranking school or department in this category that does not have a doctoral degree program. Rankings of economics programs under the U.S. News’s Social Sciences banner remained unchanged, with the Andrew Young School program ranked No. 72.
Download the full rankings for the 2016 U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Public Affairs Schools” at https://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-public-affairs-schools.