Georgia Tech School of Public Policy Climbs in Overall U.S. News Graduate Rankings

Posted April 25, 2023

Georgia Tech’s School of Public Policy’s graduate program climbed 10 spots in the 2024 U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate School rankings, rising to No. 39 from No. 49 in last year’s rankings. This returns the program to its previous best overall ranking of No. 39 in the 2020 rankings.

The School’s Environmental Policy program reached its highest-ever ranking at No. 8, up from No. 14 the previous year. The Information and Technology program was ranked No. 4, and Public Policy Analysis was No. 21, up from No. 22 last year.

“This is very exciting news that delivers a clear message,” said Cassidy Sugimoto, School Chair, Tom and Marie Patton Chair, and Professor in the School of Public Policy. “The exceptional quality of our programs, the extraordinary caliber of our students, our dedication to innovative advancements in policy research, and our location at one of the nation’s premier technological research universities all provide an unbeatable advantage for students who want to become agents of positive change in an increasingly complex world."

The School’s graduate program offers a Master of Science in Public Policy in six concentrations: energy and environmental policy; information and communications policy; science and technology policy; urban and regional economic development policy; policy analysis and evaluation; and public management.

Students also may pursue a Master of Science in Cybersecurity with a policy focus, the Master of Sustainable Energy and Environmental Management, or a dual masters degree in Public Policy and City and Regional Planning in conjunction with the College of Design.

The School also offers a doctoral degree and a bachelor’s degree in public policy.

For more information, see U.S. News & World Report’s 2024 Graduate School Rankings at

The School of Public Policy is a unit of the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts.

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