Carolina Graduate Programs Ranked By U.S. News

The primary care program in UNC’s medical school leaped from 15th place to fifth in the latest graduate school rankings by U.S. News & World Report.

UNC’s law school is ranked 27th, its School of Education 30th and the MBA program in its business school is 21st. Those program placed, in order, 28th, 24th and 21st, the last time they were ranked.

The magazine’s “America’s Best Graduate Schools” evaluates some graduate programs every year, but most are considered only every three or four years. The report rates institutions based on a combination of factors, including affordability, faculty retention and quality of education.

Among Carolina’s other rankings, with comparisons to previous rankings, are:

  • Medical school research 20th, up from 22nd;
  • Business school master’s of accounting 10th (previous ranking also was 10th);
  • School of Social Work, master’s seventh, up from ninth;
  • Public administration, master’s 10th, up from 12th;
  • School of Public Health, environmental/environmental health fifth, up from 10th.

In other specialty areas, Carolina’s rankings are:

  • Medical: rural medicine fifth, family medicine fifth, women’s health sixth, AIDS 11th, internal medicine 16th, geriatrics 17th, drug/alcohol abuse 18th, pediatrics 18th.
  • Public administration: city management and urban policy sixth, health policy and management ninth, environment policy and management 10th, public management administration 14th, public policy analysis 14th, public finance and budgeting 21st.
  • Health disciplines: occupational therapy fifth, clinical psychology eighth, physical therapy eighth, audiology 13th, speech-language pathology tied for 13th.
  • Business: production/operations 10th, executive MBA 12th, management 14th, marketing 19th, supply chain/logistics 19th.
  • Education: educational psychology 19th, curriculum/instruction 21st, educational policy 21st, administration/supervision 22nd.

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