School of Public Affairs

ASU’s School of Public Affairs (SPA) is among the leading schools in the nation, with unique strengths in information technology, science and technology policy, local government management, emergency management and homeland security, nonprofit management, environmental policy, and urban policy.

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U.S. New & World Report ranks ASU's Public Affairs graduate programs No. 10 in the nation for 2023-2024.   

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#10 Public Affairs school in the nation

#1 Emergency
 Management and Homeland Security

#2 IT Management 

#3 Local Government Management

#4 Nonprofit 

#5 Public Management and Leadership

#7 Urban Policy

#11 Environmental Policy and Management

#12 Public Finance and Budgeting

#20 Public Policy Analysis

#22 Social Policy