Welcome to the School of Public Affairs at ASU


The School of Public Affairs lives the ASU Charter by preparing students and professionals for ethical, inclusive, and effective public service; conducting cutting-edge research of public value; and engaging locally, nationally, and internationally with the communities we serve.

ASU Charter

ASU is a comprehensive public research university, measured not by whom we exclude, but rather by whom we include and how they succeed; advancing research and discovery of public value; and assuming fundamental responsibility for the economic, social, cultural and overall health of the communities it serves.

Highly Ranked Graduate Programs

Source: US News & World Report  



#12 Public Affairs school in the nation

#4 IT Management

#1 Emergency Management and Homeland Security

#4 Local Government Management

#6 Urban Policy

#4 Public Management and Leadership

#4 Nonprofit Management

#8 Environmental Policy and Management

#12 Public Finance and Budgeting

#19 Public Policy Analysis

#22 Social Policy