The Paul H. O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs at IUPUI is ranked No. 3 for its nonprofit management program in the just-released U.S. News and World Report Best Graduate School rankings. It’s the third time in the past four years that the school has been ranked in the top three for its nonprofit specialty.
Overall, the school retained its top 50 national ranking for its Master of Public Affairs program. O’Neill IUPUI is tied for 49th with Brigham Young and North Carolina State, among others. Additionally, O’Neill IUPUI’s urban policy concentration moved up four spots to No. 18, the second time the program has been ranked in the top 20.
“O’Neill IUPUI’s overall ranking in the top 20 percent of public affairs programs is truly remarkable,” said Associate Professor Adam Eckerd, director of the O’Neill School’s Indianapolis MPA program. “Even more impressive is the national reputation we have cultivated as a top-ranked program for nonprofit management and urban policy. These rankings reflect proof points of our dedication to, and success in, preparing students for careers that enhance the communities in which we live, work, learn, and play.”
The O’Neill School in Bloomington reclaimed its No. 1 ranking, tied with the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. This is the sixth straight year O’Neill’s Bloomington program has been either first or second in the U.S. News rankings.
Three specialty areas at the O’Neill School are ranked No. 1, and two areas are ranked No. 2. Overall, the programs in Bloomington and Indianapolis have nine specialties in the top 10.
“This year we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the school, and what better way to mark our ongoing innovation and commitment to leading for the greater good than again being named No. 1 for public affairs in this year’s edition of the Best Graduate Schools,” O’Neill School Dean Siân Mooney said. “We are honored to receive the recognition of our peers for our outstanding faculty, staff, students and alumni who are making a difference in many areas of public affairs impacting our nation and the world.”
O’Neill’s programs in environmental policy and management, nonprofit management, and public finance and budgeting all ranked No. 1. The public policy analysis and public management and leadership specialties ranked second.
Other top 10 rankings are health policy and management (No. 6), social policy (No. 8), and local government management (tied for No. 9). Additionally, O’Neill Bloomington is tied at 22 in the urban policy specialty.