Maxwell School of Syracuse University
Ranked #1 Graduate School of Public Affairs in U.S. News and World Report Survey for 8th Consecutive Time
The Maxwell School of
Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University once again received top
honors in U.S. News and World Report’s reputational survey of graduate
schools of public affairs. Maxwell has been ranked #1 since the category was
created in 1995.
“We are very proud to remain
so well regarded among our colleagues and peers,” says Dean James B. Steinberg.
“It is a tribute to the dedication of our outstanding faculty, staff, alumni,
At the core of Maxwell’s
stellar reputation in public affairs is its master of public administration
(MPA) degree program, created more than 90 years ago as the nation’s first such
professional program. Maxwell is the only graduate school whose professional
programs in public administration and international affairs (PAIA) are
integrated with social science departments.
“This connection to the
broader interdisciplinary social sciences provides critical analytical training
necessary for tackling complex problems across organizations, society, and the
world,” says David Van Slyke, Associate Dean and Chair of the PAIA department. “As a result of this rigorous blending of
theory, policy, and practice, our graduates emerge well-positioned for success across
disciplines and our alumni are recognized as top leaders in their fields.”
The U.S. News public affairs program rankings are based on a survey of
deans, directors, and department chairs representing 272 master of public
affairs and pubic administration programs nationwide. Respondents were asked to
rate the academic quality of the master’s programs. This year, the Maxwell
School shares the number one ranking with Indiana University-Bloomington.
About the Maxwell School (@MaxwellSU)
The Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs is Syracuse University’s home for
innovative, interdisciplinary teaching and research in the social sciences,
public policy, public administration, and international relations. It is
America’s top-ranked graduate school of public
affairs (U.S. News
& World Report), offering highly regarded professional degrees alongside advanced scholarly
degrees in the social sciences; and it is home also to Syracuse University’s undergraduate programs across the social sciences.
conduct wide-ranging research through nine interdisciplinary centers, each focused on a topical area within
public affairs, such as governance, social and economic policy, conflict and
collaboration, public wellness, aging, energy and environment, national
security, regional studies, and more. For more information, please visit: http://maxwell.syr.edu/.