The U.S. News rankings are based on a survey of 269 programs nationwide that confer the M.P.A. (Master of Public Affairs or Master of Public Administration), the M.P.P. (Master of Public Policy), or the M.P.M. (Master of Public Management).

The Maxwell School of Syracuse University is ranked Number One in the U.S. News and World Report’s rankings of graduate schools in public affairs, ahead of world leading institutions such as Harvard and Indiana Uni. (Bloomington). The school is the only institution to rank in the top 10 schools for all public affairs specialties: public policy analysis, city management, nonprofit management, environmental policy and management, health policy and management, social policy, and information and technology management.

Ranking of Top Graduate School of Public Affairs:

1 Syracuse
2 Harvard
2 IU Bloomington
4 Princeton
4 U of Georgia
6 UC Berkeley
7 U of Kansas
7 UMichigan
7 USC
10 Carnegie Mellon
10 Duke
10 NYU
10 UChicago
14 American University
14 Columbia
14 Georgetown
14 GWU
14 SUNY Albany
14 UCLA
14 U of Minnesota - Twin Cities
14 UNC Chapel Hill
14 UT Austin
14 U of Washington
14 U of Wisconsin Madison

Source: US News 2009

World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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