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Lunch and Learn "Building Resilience Across the Commonwealth of Virginia: It's More Than Just Responding"

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Wilder School faculty honored with Inaugural NIRA for distinguished contributions

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Wilder School students advocate for change at Virginia's Capitol

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Wilder School Commonwealth Poll: Over half of Virginians would vote to give every individual the right to make and carry out one’s own reproductive decisions

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VCU administration negates Virginians’ voices, maligns Wilder School Commonwealth Poll credibility in conflict of interest over failed VCU Health development deal

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92% of those familiar with VCU Health development deal want answers from the VCU Health System board

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U.S. News & World Report ranks the Wilder School public affairs program at No. 39, which places us in the top 15% of more than 250 schools across the United States, as well as top-50 rankings in four program specialty areas.

U.S. News & World Report ranks the Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs graduate program in public affairs at No. 39, which places us in the top 15% of more than 250 schools across the United States.  

We are also rank in the following specialty areas:

  • Public management and leadership program - ranked No. 19 in the U.S. and No. 1 in Virginia
  • Public policy analysis - ranked No. 36 in the U.S.
  • Social policy -  ranked No. 16 in the U.S. and No. 1 in Virginia
  • Urban policy - ranked No. 17 in the U.S. and No. 1 in Virginia

The Wilder School is also recognized for demonstrating exemplary commitment in four areas recognized by Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA), the global standard in public service education.

The 2023 US News & World Report Rankings reflect the growing national reputation at the Wilder School.
News / February 10, 2022

Nationally-ranked M.P.A. program can now be completed fully online

Wilder School to offer Virginia’s first fully-accredited online program

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