Federal Academic Alliance

Fee reduction for qualified federal government employees

The top-ranked O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University is proud to join the Federal Academic Alliance and work with the U.S. Office of Personnel Management to provide benefits for qualified federal government employees and their spouse or dependents.

Through the Federal Academic Alliance, students admitted to the O'Neill School are awarded a 25% tuition reduction toward their program of choice, in addition to an application fee waiver granted to all federal government applicants.

With over 50 years of experience in preparing students with the skills they need to lead change, our many master's programs provide you with the tools needed to make a meaningful impact.

Our #1 ranked Master of Public Affairs and our Online Master of Public Affairs are nationally recognized as leaders in the field and provide a perfect pathway to launching - or advancing - your career in public service and leadership.

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Best grad school 2023

Top-ranked curriculum

O’Neill offers top-ranked curriculum areas and is tied for the #1 MPA Program in the nation.

  • #1 Environmental Policy and Management
  • #1 Nonprofit Management
  • #1 Public Finance and Budgeting
  • #1 Public Management and Leadership
  • #4 Public Policy Analysis
  • #6 Health Policy and Management
  • #8 Local Government Management
  • #10 Social Policy
  • #14 Urban Policy

98%of reporting 2021-22 MPA residential masters students go into employment or continuing education upon receiving their degree

Eligibility requirements

All applicants must have completed an undergraduate degree and meet O’Neill School admission requirements.

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At O’Neill, students are taught how to be leaders, how to solve the next problems affecting society. I feel honored to be in a school that is at the forefront of environmental and public policies.

—Michael Nambiro, Kenya | MPA Candidate