American University’s School of Public Affairs Named a Top Institution

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American University’s School of Public Affairs has once again received top rankings by U.S. News & World Report, this year at No.12 for Best Graduate School.

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Being located in the nation’s capital, we feel a strong sense of responsibility to provide our public affairs students with a top-tier education, enabling them to serve the public wherever they are and to reach their true leadership potential.

American University’s School of Public Affairs has once again received top rankings by U.S. News & World Report, this year at No.12 for Best Graduate School. American University was also ranked No. 71 among national universities, up from No. 75 last year. Coupled with these rankings, several of the university’s School of Public Affairs programs received further notable mention:

  • No. 8 Top Public Management/Public Administration Program
  • No. 24 Top Public Finance and Budgeting Program
  • No. 28 Top Public-Policy Analysis Program

The Princeton Review’s Best College list of 2015 also named American University among the Most Politically Active Students.

“We’re proud that U.S. News & World Report has recognized American University’s School of Public Affairs as one of the country’s top institutions. Being located in the nation’s capital, we feel a strong sense of responsibility to provide our public affairs students with a top-tier education, enabling them to serve the public wherever they are and to reach their true leadership potential,” stated School of Public Affairs, Director of Online Programs Sonja Walti.

A History of Training Leaders

For the last 80 years, American University’s School of Public Affairs has transformed students into leaders who are committed to serving the public and enhancing society. Now entirely online and built on proven curricula, American University’s online Master of Public Administration and Policy degree program combines its nationally recognized, NASPAA-accredited MPA and MPP degree programs into one foundational, highly marketable credential. In conjunction with receiving an education from a widely-recognized institution, students also gain:

  • Policy and analytic expertise encompassing statistical, evaluative, economic, budgetary and organizational knowledge.
  • Administrative, leadership and management skills to successfully navigate public and private sectors.
  • An in-depth understanding of the legal, ethical and constitutional responsibilities facing managers and analysts serving the public.

For those interested in learning more about American University’s School of Public Affairs, click here. Those interested in furthering their education with one of American University’s online degree programs can request more information or call 855-725-7614 to speak with an admission representative.

About American University:

Founded in 1893 and located at the top of Embassy Row in the nation’s capital, American was chartered by the United States Congress as a national university dedicated to public service. As a college-centered research university, we’re home to some of the most prestigious faculty in the world. At American, smart, passionate, engaged students and faculty focus on using their knowledge to create meaningful change. Our historic academic strengths in international service and public affairs inspire our sense of social responsibility and a commitment to cultural and intellectual diversity.

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