WSU's Master of Public Administration ranked among the best in the nation

Wayne State University's Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) program has been ranked among the best in the nation, according to U.S. News and World Report. Ranked 85th overall, the M.P.A. program focuses on preparing students for careers in public and nonprofit sectors. This ranking is a testament to the hard work of the faculty, staff, and students in the program.

"We are absolutely thrilled that our M.P.A. program has been recognized as one of the "Best Public Affairs Programs" by U.S. News and World Report," shared Kyu-Nahm Jun, director of the program. This recognition is a testament to the unwavering commitment and tireless efforts of our M.P.A. faculty and staff in the esteemed political science department. We take this opportunity to express our heartfelt gratitude to our hardworking students and accomplished alumni, who continuously strive for academic excellence and advance our public service mission."

The rankings of the public affairs programs were based solely on peer assessment survey results. In fall 2022 and early 2023, U.S. News surveyed deans, directors and department chairs representing 269 master's programs in public affairs and administration.

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