GSPIA By The Numbers

Our community and its impact.

GSPIA is one of the nation’s top schools in public and international affairs, with a diverse community of students from across the country and around the globe. See the statistics below to learn more.

#3  

among public universities for “Top Master’s Programs for a Policy Career in International Relations”

—Foreign Policy  

#15

in the U.S. in publications

—Shanghai Ranking of Public Administration programs

Top 20

​​​Best International Relations Schools in the World

—Foreign Policy  

 

About GSPIA

 

Explore our demographics, graduation rates, and professional accolades.

 

Of the students who entered GSPIA’s MPA, MPIA, and MID programs in fall 2012 (including part-time and joint-degree students) — 83% graduated within two years, 93% graduated within three years, 94% graduated within four years, and 95% graduated within five years.

Incoming Students, Fall 2018

  • 69% full time, 31% part time

  • 61% female, 39% male

  • 41% out of state, 59% in state

  • 15% U.S. minorities

  • 20% international  

Represented countries include Argentina, Australia, China, Cameroon, Colombia, Ghana, Guinea, India, Japan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Mexico, Morocco, Nigeria, Nicaragua, Peru, South Korea, and Vietnam.  

  • 85% on campus, 15% online

  • Average age: 28

  • 400 total students (158 new students)

Five-Year Graduation Rates for Master's Programs
  Initially Enrolled Graduated within 2 Years Graduated within 3 Years Graduated within 4 Years Total Students Graduating
MPA 48 33 42 43 43
MID 20 15 17 17 18
MPIA 60 48 54 55 55

 

GSPIA Employment Report, 2016-2017
  MID MPA MPIA
National or central government in same country as program 1 2 8
State, provincial or regional government in the same country as program 1 1 1
City, county or other local government in the same country as program 1 6 2
Government not in the same country as program  1 0 0
Nonprofit domestic-oriented 3 15 6
Nonprofit/ NGO-internationally-oriented 6 1 3
Private sector - research/consulting 2 1 3
Private sector - not research/consulting 1 11 9
Obtaining further education  2 3 1
Military service 0 0 0
Unemployed (not seeking employment) 0 0 0
Unemployed (seeking employment) 2 2 6
Status unknown 1 10 10
Total  21 52 49

 

Professional Accolades  

  • We are one of only four schools to have produced two presidents of the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA).

  • We are one of only nine schools to have produced at least two presidents of the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA). One GSPIA alumnus has also served.

  • GSPIA is tied for second in the number of NASPAA dissertation awards won by its doctoral students.

  • Three of our alumni have served as president of the International City/County Management Association (ICMA).

  • Six of our alumni have served as president of the Korean Association for Public Administration (KAPA).