The University of Georgia ranked number one in the world for public administration in a new international study by The Center for World University Rankings. These rankings measure the quality of education and training of students as well as the prestige of the faculty members and the quality of their research. For more information about the methodology of the study, click here.

SPIA ranks fourth among graduate schools of public affairs, according to the most recent U.S. News and World Report rankings. At the core of SPIA’s reputation in public affairs is its master of public administration (MPA) degree program, which recently celebrated its 50th anniversary and has earned a reputation for excellence.

Recent accolades also include a 2014 study in the Journal of Public Affairs Education in which the faculty of the public administration program placed number one for international scholarly output based on quality and productivity. Research conducted by the program’s faculty address a variety of issues that provide key insights into the development of public policies and services provided by governmental agencies and nonprofit organizations, as well as the management of those critical organizations.