Welcome from the Dean

20170621_jo_sally_marybeth_039Welcome to the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies!

Located in Atlanta, we are one of the top 25 policy schools in the United States. Our faculty ranks among the best in the nation for teaching and research in important areas of policy. We take an innovative, flexible and entrepreneurial attitude toward learning and research, providing our students a tremendous number of rewarding opportunities.

Our graduate and undergraduate degree programs offer several options for energetic students who want to learn how good public policy can change the environment we live in today. As a student here, you will find a strong academic foundation with the tools and support you need to complete your major. Research and internship opportunities will round out your educational experience and provide a strong stepping stone to a successful career.

Our approach is naturally multidisciplinary, and we have strong partnerships with other colleges in Georgia State University. Our research programs are also often interdisciplinary, with clear avenues for collaboration and cooperation in a multitude of fields.

Evidence-based policy helps the public and private sectors do many things. It helps economies grow; identifies the best ways to pay for infrastructure, education and healthcare; and generally improves lives. Our faculty, staff—and often, graduate students—bring research to policy development throughout the U.S. and the world.
Policy is in everything. Good public policy has the potential to change the world. Every indicator shows that our students and alumni are working hard to change the world for the better.

We thank you for your interest in the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies and look forward to welcoming you in person.

Cordially,
Sally Wallace
Dean