Public Management and Leadership

Ranked in 2018, part of Public Affairs

Public management programs give students leadership, policy analysis and financial management skills for jobs in the public and private sectors. These are the top schools for an M.P.A. or M.P.P. in public management and leadership.

Rank School name
#1
Overall Score:
Syracuse University (Maxwell) 

Syracuse, NY

#2
Overall Score:
University of Georgia 

Athens, GA

#3
Overall Score:
Indiana University—​Bloomington 

Bloomington, IN

#4
Overall Score:
University of Southern California (Price) 

Los Angeles, CA

#5
Overall Score:
Harvard University (Kennedy) 

Cambridge, MA

#6
Overall Score:
American University 

Washington, DC

#7Tie
Overall Score:
Arizona State University 

Phoenix, AZ

#7Tie
Overall Score:
University of Washington (Evans) 

Seattle, WA

#9
Overall Score:
University of Kansas 

Lawrence, KS

#10
Overall Score:
New York University (Wagner) 

New York, NY

#11
Overall Score:
University of Minnesota—​Twin Cities (Humphrey) 

Minneapolis, MN

#12
Overall Score:
University of Wisconsin—​Madison (La Follette) 

Madison, WI

#13Tie
Overall Score:
George Washington University (Trachtenberg) 

Washington, DC

#13Tie
Overall Score:
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey—​Newark 

Newark, NJ

#15Tie
Overall Score:
University at Albany—​SUNY (Rockefeller) 

Albany, NY

#15Tie
Overall Score:
University of North Carolina—​Chapel Hill 

Chapel Hill, NC

#17
Overall Score:
Florida State University (Askew) 

Tallahassee, FL

#18
Overall Score:
University of Texas—​Austin (LBJ) 

Austin, TX

#19Tie
Overall Score:
Ohio State University (Glenn) 

Columbus, OH

#19Tie
Overall Score:
Texas A&M University—​College Station (Bush) 

College Station, TX

#19Tie
Overall Score:
University of Arizona 

Tucson, AZ

#22
Overall Score:
Georgia State University (Young) 

Atlanta, GA

#23Tie
Overall Score:
University of California—​Berkeley (Goldman) 

Berkeley, CA

#23Tie
Overall Score:
University of Central Florida 

Orlando, FL

#25Tie
Overall Score:
University of California—​Los Angeles (Luskin) 

Los Angeles, CA

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