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Learn what you need to make a difference

Every master’s program at the O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs shares the same goal—to prepare you to make a difference and be ready for a meaningful career.

In each of our degrees, you’ll benefit from a rigorous curriculum and a variety of co-curricular opportunities designed to expand your skills—from practicums to capstones, doing real work for real clients.

And you’ll do it all at a top-ranked school.

Explore the MPA Capstone Explore the MSES Capstone


Explore the MAAA Experiential Requirements


Consider a dual degree

Get more education in less time with a dual degree—earning two master's degrees in less time than it would take to earn each degree separately. Combine your MPA with a MAAA or an MSES degree and further your career possibilities.

Learn more about the MPA-MSES    Learn more about the MAAA-MPA

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Top-rankings by U.S. News & World Report, 2021

#1Master of Public Affairs (MPA)

#1nonprofit management

#1ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY AND MANAGEMENT

#1PUBLIC FINANCE AND BUDGETING

#2PUBLIC management and leadership

#3 PUBLIC POLICY ANALYSIS

#5Local Government Managment

#8Health Policy

#11social policy

Work with professors who are leading the way

Our more than 90 full-time faculty members are experts in their fields—dedicated to advancing knowledge and committed to guiding you on your path to leadership.

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Learn in an environment dedicated to your advancement

Your education doesn’t end when you leave the classroom. You’ll find many opportunities to expand your skills and gain experience for your resume at the O’Neill School and through partnerships we’ve built.

You can perform field research, assist community organizations, and complete an internship or further study—locally, nationally, or abroad—and that’s just the beginning. Our Career Hub will support you in your career search, during your graduate program and long after when you become one of our more than 36,000 proud alumni.