The #2023APPAM Fall Research Conference will feature some fantastic sponsors from across the policy research spectrum. Today we're shining a spotlight on Indiana University O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs.
What types of programs does your school offer?
Founded in 1972, the Indiana University O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs was the first school to combine public management, policy, and administration with the environmental sciences. The O’Neill School offers programs on two campus locations—Bloomington and Indianapolis.
• Bachelor of Science in Public Affairs—Environmental Management, Human Resource Management, Law and Public Policy, Management, Nonprofit Management and Leadership, Policy Analysis, Public Financial Management, Public Management and Leadership
• Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science
• Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management and Policy
• Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Sustainability Studies
• Bachelor of Science in Arts Management
• Master of Public Affairs (offered both in-residence and online)
• Master of Science in Environmental Science
• Master of Public Affairs and Master of Science in Environmental Science Dual Degree
• Master of Environmental Sustainability
• Master of Science in Healthcare Management (offered online and hybrid, with an executive track)
• Master of International Affairs
• Master of Public Affairs and Master of International Affairs Dual Degree
• Master of Arts in Arts Administration
• Master of Arts in Arts Administration and Master of Public Affairs Dual Degree
• Ph.D. in Public Affairs
• Ph.D. in Environmental Science
• Joint Ph.D. in Public Policy
• Bachelor of Science in Public Affairs—Management and Civic Leadership, Public Policy, or Sustainability Practice and Policy
• Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice—Criminal Justice or Public Safety Management
• Master of Public Affairs
• Master of Public Affairs and Doctor of Jurisprudence Dual Degree
• Master of Public Affairs and Master of Arts in Philanthropic Studies Dual Degree
• Executive Master of Public Affairs
• Master of Science in Criminal Justice and Public Safety
Learn more about the diverse opportunities available through the O’Neill School on our website.
How has your school changed in the last ten years?
The O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs takes enormous pride in its place as one of the country’s premier schools of public affairs and environmental studies. U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks the school’s Master of Public Affairs program as one of the best in the nation—the school is tied for No. 1 in the 2024 Best Graduate Public Affairs programs, with four specialty areas ranking No. 1: Environmental Policy and Management, Nonprofit Management, Public Finance and Budgeting, and Public Management and Leadership. Beyond U.S. News, the school has earned accolades from the Academic Ranking of World Universities, coming in as the top public administration program in North America and sixth-best in the world.
Why should students choose your school or program?
The depth and breadth of programs available through the O’Neill School make it an appealing destination for students at every level. Whether pursuing undergraduate, master’s, or doctoral degrees, students find the O’Neill School rigorous and challenging, but rewarding. Our students reap the benefits of having two campuses within the nation's largest public policy and environmental studies school. The Bloomington campus is steeped in history and tradition, providing all the experiences of attending a top-ranked school in a Big Ten college town. The Indianapolis campus is centered in the heart of the state’s capital city, providing direct access to internship opportunities with high-profile businesses, government offices, and nonprofit organizations.
If you are hiring, what makes your school a great place to work?
The No. 1-ranked O’Neill School is a world-renowned institution with more than 50 years of teaching and research excellence. Our faculty and students are dedicated to research and guiding society through the most pressing challenges facing current and future generations. O’Neill’s two campuses combine to provide faculty with a robust network of thought leaders and direct access to public- and private-sector organizations in a large and thriving urban state capital. Locally, O’Neill faculty are experts on issues affecting our neighbors every day, from homelessness and the reach of nonprofits to energy insecurity. Globally, our faculty are sought after for their insight into topics that have worldwide significance, such as COVID-19 and climate change.