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NRC Rankings

A Data-Based Assessment of Research-Doctorate Programs in the United States

The National Research Council recently released rankings of 5,000 university doctoral programs in 59 fields of study. Data for these rankings capture program activity between 2002 and 2006. These rankings are based on 21 measures of doctoral program quality in a particular field, not just perceived rankings based on prestige. It is a pleasure to report that the SPEA doctoral program in Public Affairs ranks between #1 and #11 overall in the rankings of programs in public affairs/policy/administration. SPEA's Joint Program in Public Policy (with the Department of Political Science) ranks between #2 and #4.

Full report found at The National Academies Press Website or quick link below: