Georgia State University
Andrew Young School of Policy Studies
Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University, located at the heart of downtown Atlanta, provides an excellent environment to learn and practice good public policy, especially with its close proximity to many business and non-profit headquarters, and institutions such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Named after one of the iconic figures of the civil rights movement, the school’s mission is to create and disseminate knowledge and analytical methods that are highly valued by policy makers and leaders in the public, non-profit and business worlds.
The Andrew Young School is already recognized for its excellence in research and education in many fields despite the fact that the school has been established only in 1996. For example, the U.S. News and World Report’s latest rankings of graduate programs placed the Andrew Young School 23rd among the top 166 schools in public affairs: 4th in public finance and budgeting, 12th in city management/urban policy, 12th in nonprofit management, 24th in public policy analysis, and 26th in public management administration.