In our top-ranked degree programs, students gain knowledge, networks and experience that advances their careers in government, nonprofit and business and build interdisciplinary toolkits that are relevant to all sectors.
Customize your degree to your life — and your public service aspirations — with part-time options, night or daytime courses and a personalized capstone program.
Our degrees consistently rank in the top 9% for public affairs programs by U.S. News and World Report
Top 2% International Global Policy & Administration Top 3% Public Management & Leadership Top 3% Health Policy & Management Top 3% Public Finance & Budgeting Top 3% Homeland Security & Emergency Mgmt. Top 4% Public Policy Analysis Top 6% Social Policy Top 7% Nonprofit Management Top 10% Urban Policy
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“The MPA program gave me a real glimpse of the type of work I can expect as a public servant. For me, it was important when I chose a graduate program that I was learning skills that could be immediately applied in my career, and I find myself doing this every day.”
Political Appointee, U.S. Department of Justice
Simon McNorton, MPP '13
Simon McNorton works at the UK's Department for International Development, where he oversees risk management and effective delivery of the UK's humanitarian support for Syrian refugees in Lebanon.