School of Public Policy Climbs in U.S. News & World Report Graduate Program Rankings

Posted March 20, 2018

The School of Public Policy moved up two spots in the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings of the nation’s best graduate programs, while the school’s environmental policy program appeared in the publication’s rankings for the first time.

The environmental policy program debuted at No. 12 in the publication’s list of the best environmental policy and management programs in the country.

Overall, the school ranked No. 43 among public policy schools nationwide, up from 45 in  2016, according to the U.S. News & World Report rankings released on March 20, 2018.

The School’s public policy analysis program also climbed two places, to No. 20 from No. 22, according to the publication,

Meanwhile, U.S. News & World Report continued to rank the school’s information technology and communications policy program at No. 2 in the country.

“These rankings reflect the distinctive nature of our program,” said Kaye Husbands Fealing, chair of the School of Public Policy. “We offer a rigorous analytic approach to public policy studies with a focus on the intersection between technology and policy.  I’m delighted to see these strengths reflected in our overall ranking, and in our specialty rankings in policy analysis, environmental policy, and information technology Policy & Management.”

The School offers masters of science and doctoral programs that focus on environmental policy, science and technology policy, urban and economic development policy, and information technology and communications policy.

Through its baccalaureate and graduate programs, the school seeks to define the discourse around global public policy by examining the global impact of science, technology, and innovation on our society through rigorous scholarship and research.

For more information, see U.S. News and World Report’s  2019 Graduate School Rankings at


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