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Governing U is an index of public sector management and policy degrees from universities across the country. It provides a single source for browsing offerings from Master of Public Administration (MPA) , the Master of Public Policy (MPP) and the Executive MPA and certificate and other professional programs designed specifically for the education needs of working professionals in public service.



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  • Georgia State University
  • Description

    The Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University is internationally recognized for its impact on public policy and management at the local, state and national levels in the U.S. and around the world and for its efforts to advance economic opportunity, human rights and social justice. Its graduate programs follow.


    Master’s degrees:

    •         Public Administration

    •         Public Policy

    •         Criminal Justice

    •         Economics

    •         Social Work


    Doctoral degrees:

    •         Public Policy

    •         Economics

    •         Criminal Justice


    Graduate certificates:

    •         Disaster management

    •         Nonprofit management and social enterprise

    •         Planning and economic development 


    The university’s diverse urban campus of the school in the heart of downtown Atlanta is only steps away from many internship, mentoring, and career networking opportunities:

    •         Federal regional headquarters

    •         The Georgia state capital

    •         Atlanta City Hall

    •         Fulton County government

    •         Major government agencies such as the U.S. Center for Disease Control (maybe not steps, but only a MARTA bus ride away!)

    •         Major nonprofit organizations such as CARE USA and Habitat for Humanity


    U.S. News & World Report’s rankings of America’s Best Public Affairs Graduate Schools place the Andrew Young School among the top.

    •         No. 23 overall

    •         No. 4 in Public  Finance and Budgeting

    •         No. 12 in Nonprofit Management

    •         No. 12 in City Management and Urban Policy 

    •         No. 24 in Public Policy Analysis

    •         No. 26 in Public Management and Administration 


    The school’s four departments—economics, criminal justice and criminology, social work and public management and policy— and ten research centers encourage interdisciplinary collaborations to address complex policy and public management issues.


    Learn more on the Andrew Young School website.

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