A world-class education

#1 Master of Public Affairs

U.S. News & World Report ranks us #1 out of 274 graduate schools.

Top-ranked MPA Concentrations

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

#1 Environmental Policy & Management
#1 Nonprofit Management
#1 Public Finance & Budgeting
#2 Public Management & Leadership
#3 Public Policy Analysis

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More highly-ranked MPA specialties

#5 Local Government Management
#8 Health Policy 
#11 Social Policy
#18 Urban Policy

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#2 in the world for Public Administration

ShanghaiRanking: Global Ranking of Academic Subjects, 2020

#5 global ranking based on research

By the Center for World University Rankings

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Largest in the Nation

Leverage a powerful alumni network of more than 35,000 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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#1 for Work-Life Balance

Forbes magazine says there’s no place better.

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#7 College Town

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

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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.