The UGA School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA) ranks fourth among graduate schools of public affairs, according to the newly-released 2013 U.S. News and World Report rankings.  At the core of SPIA’s reputation in public affairs is its master of public administration degree program, which was created in 1966 and has earned a reputation of excellence. SPIA is now alone in the fourth position, having surpassed Princeton University with whom it was previously tied. The only Schools ranked above SPIA are Harvard (#3), Indiana University (#2) and Syracuse (#1).