The McCourt School’s ranking among U.S. graduate schools of public affairs rose to 12th.
In the latest U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools rankings, the McCourt School placed 12th overall, rising from 19th in the Schools of Public Affairs ranking.
Within the category of public affairs, U.S. News & World Report ranks specialty areas for programs of excellence. The McCourt School maintains high rankings across each specialty area including:
4th in International Policy and Administration
11th in Public Policy Analysis
13th in Social Policy
14th in Health Policy and Management
14th in Public Management and Leadership
“Our mission at the McCourt School is to provide a world-class education,” said Dean Maria Cancian. “I am delighted to see the work of our faculty, researchers, students and alumni continue to be acknowledged by U.S. News voters as we strive to solve the most pressing challenges of our time and help shape more equitable and inclusive communities in the U.S. and around the world.”
U.S. News & World Report ranks master’s programs in public affairs, public administration and public policy based solely on peer assessment data from academics in those fields. Deans, program directors and senior faculty across the country rate the academic quality of 285 schools on a scale from 1 (marginal) to 5 (outstanding). The McCourt School’s score of 3.9 out of 5.0 increased by 0.1 from the 2022 ranking.