Each year, U.S. News and World Report releases new rankings for graduate schools across the country. ASU's School of Public Affairs was ranked #9 in the rankings released in March of 2018. It's the fourth consecutive time that ASU has risen in the rankings. 

“Our meteoric rise in the rankings is a reflection of the top quality of our world-class faculty. The fact that we are ranked in the top 10 in the U.S. in eight specializations demonstrates the breadth of our quality and the vast scope of our intellectual leadership,” said Donald Siegel, director of the School of Public Affairs.      

In addition to the school's overall rankings, the School of Public Affairs is ranked in nine additional categories. 

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#2 local government management

Meet David Swindell, who is the director of the Center for Urban Innovation at Arizona State University.

#3 homeland/national security and emergency management

Brian Gerber, associate professor, focuses on disaster policy and management, homeland security policy and administration, and environmental regulatory policy.

#4 IT management

Meet professor Karen Mossberger, whose research focuses on local governance, urban policy, digital inequality, and e-government. 

#5 urban policy

Associate professor David Swindell focuses on urban economic development, community development, performance management, citizen satisfaction, governance, and more at ASU's School of Public Affairs.

#7 public management and leadership

Associate professor Mary Feeney's research at the School of Public Affairs includes public management, science and technology policy, nonprofit management, and women in science.

#8 environmental policy

Meet Lily Hsueh, an assistant professor with a research background in natural resource and environmental economics and policy, political economy, governance, and more. 

#9 nonprofit management

Meet Daniel Force, an ASU School of Public Affairs graduate student focusing on nonprofit management. 

#10 public finance and budget

Akheil Singla, assistant professor, focuses on public financial management, state and local government finance, municipal debt and bankruptcy. 

#12 public policy analysis

Barry Bozeman, Regents' Professor and Arizona Centennial Professor of Technology Policy and Public Management, focuses on organization theory, public management, technology management, policy evaluation, and more at ASU.