A world-class education

#1 Master of Public Affairs

U.S. News & World Report ranks us #1 among public graduate schools, #2 out of  271 public and private graduate schools for 2025


#1-ranked MPA concentrations

U.S. News & World Report ranks our concentrations:

#1 Environmental Policy and Management
#1 Nonprofit Management
#1 Public Finance and Budgeting
#1 Public Management and Leadership

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More highly ranked MPA specialties

U.S. News & World Report

#4 Health Policy and Management
#5 Public Policy Analysis
#7 Local Government Management
#10 Social Policy
#20 Urban Policy

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#2 Online MPA in the nation

STEPS (Student Training and Education in Public Service), 2022

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#2 in the world for Public Administration

ShanghaiRanking: Global Ranking of Academic Subjects, 2020

#11 Online MPA

University HQ Online MPA rankings for 2022. 

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Top 10 career-ready institution

SkillSurvey, 2021

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#5 in the world for Public Administration

By the Center for World University Rankings, 2017

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Largest in the nation

Leverage a powerful alumni network of more than 37,000 as part of the largest school of public administration and public policy in the United States.

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#1 for Public Administration

College Factual ranks us "overall best" for our majors and concentrations related to public administration.

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Top college town

Bloomington ranks as one of the nation’s best places to live, study, and visit. 

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Insight into Diversity, Diversity Champ 2022

We're in good company

Benefit from the memberships the O’Neill School maintains in professional associations to stay current—and further lead—today’s thinking.