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The 2023 US News & World Report Rankings reflect the growing national reputation at the Wilder School.

The 2023 U.S. News & World Report rankings show the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University rose to No. 35 in the nation among public affairs graduate schools (up from No. 38 in 2022). The Wilder School’s public management and leadership program also climbed to No. 29 (rising from No. 34 in 2022) in the report’s specialty program rankings.

Since 2018, the Wilder School’s public affairs graduate school position has risen 21 spots. The 2023 distinctions mark the school’s highest rankings since its creation in 2004 and place it within the nation’s top 15 percent of schools of public affairs and public management and leadership programs and the top graduate school of public affairs in Virginia. 

The 2022 U.S. News & World Report rankings confirm the Wilder School among the top 15% of graduate schools of public affairs at No. 38. The school is also ranked No. 19 in Social Policy, No. 28 in Urban Policy, and No. 34 in Public Management and Leadership.
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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