BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - For the fourth consecutive year, the Paul H. O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University Bloomington is ranked No. 1 for its master’s program in public affairs in the U.S. News and World Report Best Graduate School rankings, released today. The O’Neill School shares the top ranking with the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University.
The Bloomington location also has three specialties ranked first: environmental policy and management, nonprofit management, and public finance and budgeting.
“The O’Neill School has undergone a significant transformation over the past year—a new name, a $30 million gift from Paul O’Neill, a new administration—but one thing remains the same: our commitment to developing the next generation of public administrators, environmental scientists, nonprofit managers and more, all while allowing our faculty to conduct the path-breaking research they’ve always been known for,” said O’Neill School Dean Siân Mooney. “This ranking is a testament to our world class faculty and staff, the continued generous support of our alums and our fantastic students, who advance our mission around the world.”
In addition to the three top-ranked specialties, seven O’Neill specialties rank in the top ten for their fields.
The school ranked second in public management and leadership, third in public policy analysis (up a spot from the 2020 rankings), fifth in local government management (up from 11th), eighth in health policy, and 11th in social policy.
The complete rankings are available on U.S. News and World Report’s website.