Ranking of Public Affairs, Public Policy, and Public Administration Graduate Schools

Rank the top 58 Public Affairs, Public Policy, and Public Administration graduate programs in the US using the latest National Research Council data.

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Ranking of Public Affairs, Public Policy, and Public Administration PhD Programs

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Princeton University
Woodrow Wilson School
1-51-35-1439-48
Johns Hopkins University
Health Policy and Management
14-441-23-1211-22
Carnegie Mellon University
H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management
3-152-45-1623-36
Indiana University-Bloomington
Public Policy
2-123-55-1521-34
Syracuse University
Public Administration
4-184-71-36-15
Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus
Public Policy
11-325-97-142-4
Harvard University
KSG Public Policy
5-216-102-942-51
University of Chicago
Public Policy
8-236-111-838-51
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
Public Policy
6-265-913-344-11
Indiana University-Bloomington
SPEA - Public Affairs/Policy PhD
1-612-2416-3613-24
Indiana University-Bloomington
SPEA Masters Programs
1-612-2416-3613-24
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Public Policy
4-219-173-1035-48
University of Southern California
Policy, Planning and Development
1-312-2231-419-19
University of Maryland-College Park
Policy Studies
5-1810-178-2834-44
University of California-Irvine
Social Ecology
17-3810-2115-364-10
University of Pennsylvania
Social Welfare
24-439-169-258-19
University of Kentucky
Public Administration
3-1513-2319-3336-47
University of Pennsylvania
Business and Public Policy
10-2510-1714-3252-54
Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus
Public Policy (joint program)
15-3116-2810-3213-25
Georgia State University
Public Policy (joint program)
15-3116-2810-3213-25
Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Planning and Public Policy
7-2515-2815-3526-37
University of Georgia
Public Administration
7-2115-289-3315-29
University of Arizona
Management
18-3711-2411-2715-31
University of Delaware
Urban Affairs and Public Policy (MPA)
9-2725-3713-313-5
University of Delaware
Urban Affairs and Public Policy (UAPP)
9-2725-3713-313-5
New York University
Public Administration
7-2414-2851-5424-37
George Washington University
Public Administration
4-1720-3329-4337-48
George Washington University
Public Policy
4-1720-3329-4337-48
The University of Texas at Austin
Public Policy
9-2220-3114-3722-37
University of California-Irvine
Planning Policy and Design
24-3718-314-2725-36
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Program Student Count Full Time Tuition NRC Ranks Out of NRC Rank NRC Research Rank NRC Diversity Rank Average Verbal GRE Average Qualitative GRE % with Job at Graduation % Jobs PostDoc % Students Citizen/Perm. Resident % Female Students % Female Faculty % Faculty Minority