ATLANTA–A new majority of individual disciplines in Georgia State University’s Andrew Young School of Policy Studies now rank within the top 10 disciplines for graduate policy programs in the country, according to the newly released 2020 U.S. News & World Report rankings.
Overall, the Andrew Young School ranks No. 21. Three disciplines—local government management, public management and leadership, and public policy analysis—rose, while public finance and budgeting retained its position.
All of the school’s six specialty rankings are above No. 25 for the first time in the school’s history:
- No. 7 – Local Government Management
- No. 8 – Public Finance & Budgeting
- No. 8 – Urban Policy
- No. 9 – Nonprofit Management
- No. 19 – Public Management & Leadership
- No. 22 – Public Policy Analysis
“The profession has recognized the excellence of Georgia State’s faculty, programs and students,” said Gregory B. Lewis, chair of the Department of Public Management and Policy. “This year’s rankings of 22 and above in our 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 Health, the Andrew Young School remains No. 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 continue to be ranked among the top 25 schools of public affairs in the nation,” said Dean Sally Wallace. “Our research and teaching, recognized for their impact on policy development and public management, is now moving in exciting new directions as we prepare the next generation of researchers and leaders to aid our policymakers in digital world.
Find 2020 U.S. News & World Report’s Best Graduate Schools in Public Affairs rankings at usnews.com/grad.
To learn more about the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, go to aysps.gsu.edu.