The University of Washington’s Daniel J. Evans School of Public Policy & Governance has once again been recognized as one of the best public affairs programs in the country, according to the 2017 U.S. News & World Report rankings of Best Graduate Programs released today.

Ranking just behind Indiana University – Bloomington and Syracuse University's Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, which tied at #1, and Harvard University (#3), the Evans School ranks #4 along with Princeton University, the University of Georgia, and USC Price School of Public Policy. In addition, the School, which is named in honor of three-term Washington governor Daniel J. Evans, ranked #2 among all programs in public institutions.

“We are extremely proud of this accomplishment,” said Dean Sandra O. Archibald. “This recognition reflects the contributions of our impressive faculty and scholars who are finding and implementing real solutions to pressing issues in public policy and governance.”

The Evans School also achieved impressive rankings in several U.S. News specialty areas, including:

  • Environmental Policy and Management:  #2
  • Nonprofit Management: #6
  • Public Finance and Budgeting #10
  • Public Management and Administration: #9
  • Public Policy Analysis:  #12
  • Social Policy: #11

The Evans School previously tied for #9 among all public affairs programs and #4 among public schools of public affairs. There are 272 public affairs graduate programs in the country.

The Evans School MPA degree is distinguished by an innovative, evidence-based, and values-driven curriculum focused on the intersection of theory and practice. Through didactic and real-world learning experiences, students graduate with the knowledge, technical skills, and political acumen needed for leadership positions in government, the nonprofit, and other public service organizations.

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