Our unique grouping of degree programs in downtown Atlanta gives our students unparalleled opportunities


Our unique grouping of degree programs in downtown Atlanta gives our students unparalleled opportunities

AN URBAN LABORATORY. Experience included.

Operating amid one of the nation’s greatest concentrations of courts, legislative bodies and government agencies,
the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies brings the different lenses of public policy, social work, criminology and economics together into focus.

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The Andrew Young School of Policy Studies has done amazing things over the past 20 years. In honor of our 20th anniversary, check out our timeline to see our accomplishments:

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Our alumni often remain engaged, playing active and important roles in our students’ exposure to policy-related careers. Many of our alumni remain involved with the school as mentors, volunteers and board members. Read some of their stories on our alumni pages!

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Our faculty share a unique entrepreneurial approach to policy scholarship and research, providing rigorous academic training and relevant practical experiences for our students.




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“The blending of classroom experience with work experience made what the professors were teaching us crystal clear. It cemented in my mind the importance and responsibility of being a prosecutor, who is probably the most powerful person in the criminal justice system.”
Alumnus and Judge Gregory Adams, DeKalb County Superior Court

What Others Say About the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies