The Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University is once again ranked #1 in the nation for graduate education in public affairs, according to the latest U.S. News & World Report reputational survey. This year, the Maxwell School shares the #1 ranking with Indiana University Bloomington. Maxwell has consistently ranked among the top schools since the category was created in 1995.

“This is an exciting time to be part of the Maxwell School and Syracuse University,” says Dean David M. Van Slyke. “As a student-centered college of social science and public affairs within a top-tier R1 research university, the School is uniquely positioned to examine and prepare graduates to manage across the spectrum of contemporary and emerging policy issues.”

Among specialty areas, Maxwell remains #1 in Public Management and Leadership, and #2 in the areas of Nonprofit Management as well as Public Finance and Budgeting. The School also ranked highly in nine other specialties including excellence in Information and Technology Management (#4), International Global Policy and Administration (#6), Public Policy Analysis (#7), and Environmental Policy and Management (#8), among others.

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