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A world-class education
#1 Master of Public Affairs
U.S. News & World Report ranks SPEA #1 out of 282 graduate schools.
More highly-ranked MPA specialties
#5 Public Policy Analysis
#8 Health Policy & Management
#10 Local Government Management
Top-ranked MPA Concentrations
U.S. News & World Report ranks SPEA’s concentrations:
#1 Nonprofit Management
#1 Environmental Policy and Management
#1 Public Finance and Budgeting
#3 Public Management and Leadership
#5 in the world for Public Administration
ShanghaiRanking: Global Ranking of Academic Subjects, 2017
#5 global ranking based on research
By the Center for World University Rankings
Largest in the Nation
Leverage a powerful alumni network of more than 34,000 as part of the largest school of public administration and public policy in the United States.
#1 for Public Administration
College Factual ranks us "overall best" for our majors and concentrations related to public administration.
#1 for Work-Life Balance
Forbes magazine says there’s no place better.
#7 College Town
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