LSU MPA Program Moves Up in New U.S. News & World Report Ranking

March 22, 2022

LSU’s MPA Program was recognized in U.S. News & World Report’s 2023 Best Graduate Schools Rankings- Public Affairs Programs that was released today.

This program, which is offered both on campus and online, is designed for prospective students looking to continue their education and advance their careers in both public and private sectors.

The LSU MPA Program moved up two spots from last year’s ranking to T-70 overall and T-51 among public universities on this year’s list of 270 ranked programs. It also ranked higher than competitors such as University of Arkansas, Mississippi State University, Tulane, and UNO.

The faculty and staff of the LSU MPA Program continue to improve on an already excellent program. Our new online MPA and recent improvements to the curriculum will further distinguish the LSU MPA, which boasts an impressive alumni network across the country. This ranking reflects our peers’ growing admiration, and I am grateful to them. I hope to continue building this program and all offerings in public affairs with the new LSU and Ourso College leadership.

Roy Heidelberg, Department of Public Administration Director

About the Department of Public Administration

The Department of Public Administration at LSU’s E. J. Ourso College of Business offers a 36-hour degree program that emphasizes management, public policy, and financial skills for those leading public agencies, nonprofit and health care organizations, and for-profit organizations that interact with governmental agencies. PA’s faculty members are student-oriented and nationally recognized for their expertise in their fields. For more information, visit or call 225-578-6743.