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    The Reubin O’D. Askew School of Public Administration and Policy is one of the oldest public administration schools in the nation. Our faculty consistently rank in the top 10 in the nation in research productivity, and our master’s and doctoral programs are highly ranked in Florida and the U.S.

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  • Florida State University College of Social Sciences and Public Policy Research Team Awarded Grant by Environmental Protection Agency Pictured from left: Department of Urban and Regional Planning Associate Professors Kerry Fang, Ph.D., Tisha Holmes, Ph.D., and Askew School of Public Administration and Policy Associate Professor Tian Tang, Ph.D., are part of a research team that received $222,412 from the Environmental Protection Agency for research in Southeast Florida. (College of Social Sciences and Public Policy)

    FSU COSSPP Research Team Awarded Grant by Environmental Protection Agency

    Department of Urban and Regional Planning Associate Professors Kerry Fang, Ph.D., Tisha Holmes, Ph.D., and Askew School of Public Administration and Policy Associate Professor Tian Tang, Ph.D. received a nearly quarter-million-dollar grant from the Environmental Protection Agency to help Southeast Florida advance local action on climate change mitigation and adaptation.

  • Director named National Academy Fellow

    "Dr. VanLandingham is the latest COSSPP faculty member recognized as a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration," said Dean Tim Chapin. "As a Fellow Dr. VanLandingham can advocate for best practices and new ideas in public management, helping to ensure that the nation's policy and administrative systems evolve within the dynamic world we live in."

  • Askew School 75th Anniversary

    Askew School of Public Administration and Policy celebrates 75th anniversary

    This year, the Askew School of Public Administration and Policy celebrated our 75th anniversary. More than 150 students, faculty, and alumni gathered, including Tallahassee Mayor John Dailey and Leon County Administrator Vince Long.

  • Askew School ranks high in grad programs nationally

    According to U.S. News & World Report’s 2022 edition of “Best Graduate Schools,” the Askew school’s overall public affairs graduate program is ranked No. 28 nationally and No. 16 among public institutions. Within the state of Florida, it is No. 1.

Welcome to the Askew School
of Public Administration and Policy

Promoting Scholarship, Democratic Governance, and Integrity.

The Askew School of Public Administration and Policy offers one of the oldest master’s degrees in the country, dating back to 1947. We have an exciting variety of topics to study, nationally-known faculty, and tremendous students. We strive to promote ethical and competent leadership in the management of public and non-profit organizations through training that emphasizes the integration of theory and practice, creative problem solving, integrity and stewardship, and skills in research and administration.

If you’re interested in public service and are motivated to solve problems and make decisions that improve people’s lives, then studying public administration may be the career direction you’re looking for. Graduates from Askew School at FSU find highly rewarding work with government agencies, nonprofit organizations and private firms.