About

Top-ranked programs at a top-ranked school

The O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs is a nationally ranked academic institution located on the campus of Indiana University and home to a Masters of Public Affairs program that’s ranked number one in the nation.

We are part management skills, part science, and part humanities. We focus on governing, managing, and leading. We prepare students to address the complex issues that face society today—issues one field of study alone can't solve.

And the world has noticed. We’ve been recognized many times over for our unique programs and outstanding faculty, including these latest rankings from U.S. News and World Report:

#1 MPA Program 

#1Nonprofit Management

#1Public Finance and Administration

#3Public Management and Administration

Our interdisciplinary approach to teaching, scholarship, and service yields results

You’ll benefit from:

  • Exceptional professionals who tackle society’s problems in innovative ways and are successful in all sectors
  • Timely, practical research by our accomplished faculty
  • Stronger communities for people throughout the world

Innovative O’Neill Online Programs

The O’Neill Online programs—the first online programs offered by a highly ranked school—are another example of O’Neill’s leadership in public affairs education. Our online MPA and graduate certificates are designed to prepare talented professionals to take their careers to the next level, while studying where and when it’s most convenient.


O’Neill’s MPA Program is accredited by the
National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA).

Become a leader, make a difference

The term ‘public affairs’ in our school’s name—rather than public administration or public policy—reflects the many roles that O’Neill graduates assume in multiple sectors of the economy throughout the world.

—John D. Graham, Former Dean