The Askew School is one of America's most prestigious doctoral programs, with a national and international reputation for teaching and scholarship.
In a n article published in 2005 in the Journal of Public Affairs Education (drawing from articles published in the nineteen journals associated with sections of the American Society for Public Administration) , researchers ranked the Askew School fourth in the country for faculty research productivity. We are also the only PA School in the country that houses two PA journals; both of the editors are top notch in their fields. Associate Professor Kaifeng Yang is managing editor for Public Performance & Management Review and Professor Jim Bowman edits Public Integrity covering issues of ethics in public service.
Our program is especially known for involving students in research. Th e above JPAE article also ranked the publishing prowess of graduate students in programs across the country ; our students ranked third in the country. In a typical year, more than a dozen Ask ew School graduate students present their research papers at regional and national public affairs conferences, getting substantial funding from the Askew School to participate in thes e professional meetings. We also fund nearly thirty MPA and doctoral students as research and teaching assistants to enable them to focus on their graduate studies. Out of state students who are US citizens/residents can apply for in-state residency after living for one year in Florida which also lowers the cost of graduate education.
In 2012, a survey done by US News ranked the Askew School 16 th among more than 260 programs nationally in the general category of ‘public affairs.'