Carolina appears on more than 20 lists of schools, degree programs and specialty areas newly ranked in 2014 by U.S. News & World Report for the 2015 edition of “America’s Best Graduate Schools.”
Following is a summary of the new rankings, as well as specialty areas listed in the top 10. Recent previous rankings are noted; not every program is ranked every year:
School of Medicine
Kenan-Flagler Business School
Overall (master of business administration degree programs):
College of Arts and Sciences (doctoral programs in the sciences)
UNC has master’s degree programs and specialty areas within several units based in the School of Government, the College of Arts and Sciences and the Gillings School of Global Public Health that are ranked as part of a public affairs category.
School of Law
In a new category, the UNC School of Law was listed among “the most diverse law schools.”
School of Education
Gillings School of Global Public Health (schools of engineering)
(Although UNC has no engineering school, the department of environmental sciences and engineering is based in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and perennially appears on this list of top engineering programs.)
Following are recent rankings of programs not ranked this year:
Complete rankings information are posted at www.usnews.com/grad. Highlights of the rankings will be published in the 2015 edition of “America’s Best Graduate Schools.”
U.S. News first ranked graduate program in 1987 and has done so annually since 1990. Business, education, engineering, law and medicine are ranked annually, based on expert opinion about program quality and statistical indicators that measure the quality of a school’s faculty, research and students, according to U.S. News officials. Other disciplines and specialties in the sciences, social sciences, humanities and other areas, including selected health specialists, are ranked periodically. Those rankings are based solely on the ratings of peer academic experts, including deans, program directors and faculty.
In addition to the new rankings, U.S. News republishes, on its website and in the guidebook, older rankings that are based on peer ratings in various health disciplines, nursing schools and doctoral programs in the sciences.