Policymakers work to make their communities, states and nations better.
Do you seek a challenging undergraduate environment with graduate-level learning opportunities and classes taught by nationally ranked faculty? Do you want to be where the action is, where real-world policy research is conducted every day?
If so, the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies is the right place for you.
Popular undergraduate and graduate degree programs in criminal justice, economics, social work and public management and policy give you flexible career choices. Graduate certificates further hone your skills in important policy areas.
A campus within walking distance of one of the largest clusters of government and nonprofit agencies outside of Washington, D.C., makes it easy for you to gain access to employers and apply what you learn.
U.S. News & World Report ranks the Andrew Young School among the top 10 percent of policy schools in the U.S., with our public management and policy programs earning top honors in six areas. The Southern Economic Journal ranks our economics department 1st in Georgia and 9th in the Southeast. The Journal of Criminal Justice Education (2011) ranks our criminal justice faculty among the nation's top for their scholarly contributors.
Study in a global village.
The Andrew Young School feels like a small, international campus nestled within a large university – because it is! Students from the U.S. join those from more than 60 countries. Individual attention and access to a global perspective benchmark our student experience. In larger “principles” classes, master teachers use interactive technologies to make your learning experience personal and engaging.
Student organizations like the Bridge Builders, BSW Social Work C.L.U.B., Criminal Justice Student Association, Economics Club, GSU Chapter of NABE, PMAP: Community Network Student Organization and the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance offer networking opportunities, sponsor campus and community projects and bring exciting speakers to campus.
Get real world experience.
Jump-start your career with a policy Internship at one of the hundreds of government offices, businesses and nonprofit organizations that hire our interns each year. Develop your own personal career search plan with the degree mapping and dedicated career services we provide. Well before you graduate, you will begin building your resume.
Make a difference.
Government, nonprofits, nongovernmental service organizations, consulting firms and educational institutes at every level seek professionals with the knowledge and training you will gain in the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies.
Join the most exciting school at GSU.