“I am proud to be a part of a school that reflects the values I have admired for so long. The relationships I have developed with my classmates and professors only add to the value of my degree. And the financial support I have received as a graduate assistant has allowed me to focus on my education, first and foremost.”
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ABOUT THE COLLEGE
Our public policy school, which bears Ambassador Andrew Young’s name, teaches students to follow his visionary example by bringing together leaders in government agencies, businesses and nonprofits to craft policies that benefit cities, states, countries and their people. Our academic programs and research productivity rank us among the nation’s top 25 policy schools, according to U.S. News & World Report.
This year, on the eve of our 20th anniversary, our school continues to expand its engagement and influence in policy and public management. Our faculty, students and alumni continue to make important contributions to management and policy in areas ranging from social work and economics to public management and criminal justice. Our degree programs and research agenda will continue to attract talented and deserving students from diverse backgrounds, along with top-level faculty who will challenge them to transform themselves and their communities.
Experience Funds to promote student success by enabling all of our students to take advantage of transformational educational opportunities via service learning, internships and study abroad by providing the resources they need.
Child Policy Center with Endowed Chair to bring new awareness to the multiple ways that public policy affects the well-being of children.
Endowed chairs to recruit and retain top faculty who will foster and promote the university’s interdisciplinary research environment.
THE DEAN’S LETTER
Our vision for the future of the Andrew Young School is to expand our contributions to policy conversations on all levels, whether community, state, regional, national or international. We envision our students, faculty and graduates contributing to a world where evidence-based policy analysis better meets the rapidly growing demand for public accountability in government at every level.
We want to bridge the worlds of public engagement and decision-making in the management of private, public and nonprofit organizations. We will graduate greater numbers of public, private and nonprofit leaders who can work to improve the design, financing, evaluation and the administration of socially and fiscally responsible programs.
We will continue to attract the most talented and deserving students from diverse backgrounds, as well as top-level faculty and research associates who will challenge our students to transform themselves and their communities.
Our alumni — both undergraduates and advanced — will find the knowledge they gain at Georgia State vital to strengthening communities in Atlanta, Georgia, our nation and across the globe.
And in achieving this vision, as our school becomes a model for creating and translating scholarly policy work into practical community action, we will rise to join the top five percent of the nation’s best public policy schools.
Economist Mary Beth Walker’s area of expertise is applied econometrics and statistics. Her research has spanned areas in education economics, public finance and health economics.
MANY WAYS TO GIVE
It’s easy — and rewarding — to invest in Georgia State’s future through a private gift. You can quickly make an online gift here and now. If you prefer, Georgia State development representatives are ready to help you create a named endowment or leave a legacy gift that reflects your personal interests. They can assist, as well, with corporate and matching gifts.
- Amanda Watkins Puche, Director of Development, 404-413-0009
- Mailing address: Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University, PO Box 3992, Atlanta, Ga. 30302-3992
- Office location: Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University, 14 Marietta St. NW, Atlanta, Ga. 30303-2813