ATLANTA–Georgia State University’s Andrew Young School of Policy Studies rose seven spots to No. 18 in the 2019 U.S. News & World Report rankings of America’s top public affairs graduate schools announced today (March 20).
The Andrew Young School took top 10 places in two of five new specialty rankings announced this year: urban policy and local government management. Four of the school’s six specialty rankings placed it among the nation’s top 10 schools.
- No. 3 – Urban Policy
- No. 5 – Nonprofit Management
- No. 8 – Public Finance & Budgeting
- No. 8 – Local Government Management
- No. 22 – Public Management & Leadership
- No. 29 – 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 top 10 rankings in the field’s core specializations show that the research we produce and the education we provide are even better than our overall ranking suggests.”
Additionally, under the categories of Best Graduate Schools in Social Sciences & Humanities, Georgia State’s Andrew Young School University ranks:
- 22 in Criminology – a new program ranking for U.S. News & World Report
- 59 in Economics
Under Best Graduate Schools in Health:
- 59 in Social Work – the highest ranking for a social work school or department that does not have a doctoral degree program
“The Andrew Young School is proud to be ranked among the top schools of public affairs in the nation,” said interim dean Sally Wallace. “Our research and teaching are recognized for their impact on policy development as we continue to prepare the next generation of researchers and leaders for the world’s challenges.”
Find 2019 U.S. News & World Report’s Best Graduate Schools in Public Affairs rankings at usnews.com/best-graduate-schools.