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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



#2PUBLIC management and leadership


#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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