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Andrew Young School of Policy Studies

Georgia State University: Andrew Young School of Policy Studies
Type Public
Dean Mary Beth Walker
Students 4,500 enrolled
Location USA
Campus Urban

The Andrew Young School of Policy Studies is located within Georgia.

In 2008, U.S. News and World Reports placed the Andrew Young School 27th among the top 269 schools in public affairs: 5th in public finance and budgeting, 12th in city management/urban policy, 12th in information and technology management, 13th in nonprofit management, 18th in public policy analysis, and 33rd in public management administration.

The school is named after Andrew Young, a civil rights leader from Atlanta that served as mayor of Atlanta, United Nations Ambassador, and was instrumental in bringing the Olympics to the city in 1996.


The Georgia State University Policy School was founded in July, 1996 as an expansion of the small policy research center that had been growing since its establishment in 1988. In 1999, The Policy School was renamed the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies to honor former Ambassador and Atlanta Mayor Young's contributions to the city of Atlanta.


  • The Department of Criminal Justice & Criminology[1]
  • The Department of Economics[2]
  • The Department of Public Management and Policy[3]
  • The School of Social Work[4]

Research Centers and Programs

Domestic Programs

  • Center for Collaborative Social Work
  • Domestic Programs
  • Experimental Economics Center (ExCEN)
  • Fiscal Research Center
  • Georgia Health Policy Center
  • GILEE (Georgia International Law Enforcement Exchange)
  • International Studies Program
  • Nonprofit Studies Program
  • Public Performance Management Group

Degree Programs

The Andrew Young School offers various undergraduate programs, a master's program, and a doctoral degree track.

Undergraduate Degree Programs

Graduate Degree Programs

Doctoral Degree Programs

Graduate Certificate programs include:

  • Disaster Management
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Planning and Economic Development

The Faculty

The Andrew Young School boasts some of the top faculty from their respective disciplines.

The Facility

The current home of the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies has a varied past, as the building dates to 1905. The Fourth National Bank opened the building on the southwest corner of Marietta and Peachtree streets in 1905 - the site of the Morgan & Dillon designed the building.

In 1928 firm Pringle & Smith directed addition of several floors to the building, an extension northward along Marietta street resulting in an L-shaped building, and a renovation of the interior to an even more opulent style.[5]

In 1966, First National Bank built a 41-story tower on the lot adjacent to the south, site of the Cecil Alexander. It removed the top half of the original building and resurfaced it in the white marble that covers it today.


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  5. ^ "The Architecture of Francis Palmer Smith, Atlanta's Scholar-Architect, Robert M. Craig, p.136". Retrieved 2013-12-08. 

External links

  • Official website

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