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Askew School ranks high in grad programs nationally

Florida State University’s graduate and professional programs continue to rank among the best in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2022 edition of “Best Graduate Schools.”

More than 30 graduate programs at FSU are ranked in the top 25 according to the publication’s annual rankings, released March 30. Among these are several public affairs programs offered by the Askew School of Public Administration within the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy.

The school’s overall public affairs graduate program ranked No. 28 nationally and No. 16 among public institutions. Within the state of Florida, it is No. 1.

Specialties within the Askew School ranked even higher among all schools nationally: No. 10 in local government management, No. 13 in public management and leadership, No. 20 in public finance and budgeting, No. 22 in urban policy and No. 30 in public policy analysis.

“It is wonderful to see the college’s public affairs offerings, headlined by the Askew School of Public Administration and Policy, again ranked among the top programs in the nation,” said Tim Chapin, dean of the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy. “Led by world-class faculty, our students are prepared for successful careers in which they create and implement innovative solutions to thorny policy problems.”

For more than 30 years, U.S. News has published new annual rankings and data on various graduate schools and programs to help prospective students and their families make the important – and costly – decisions about where to attend school for master’s, Ph.D. and professional doctorate programs. Most of these rankings, which are based solely on academic reputation, are produced only once every four years.