UNC’s law school made a significant jump — to 31st from 38th— in the annual rankings of graduate programs by U.S. News & World Report.
Carolina appears on multiple lists of schools, degree programs and specialty areas newly ranked in 2013 and to be published in the magazine’s 2014 edition of “America’s Best Graduate Schools.”
The law school had been 30th in 2011 and was tied for 28th in 2010.
Following are the new UNC rankings and specialty listings from the magazine:
School of Medicine
School of Information and Library Science
Overall (master’s degree program)
Kenan-Flagler Business School
Overall (master of business administration degree programs)
College of Arts and Sciences
(social sciences and humanities doctoral programs; none were ranked last year)
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. UNC’s listings:
School of Education
Complete rankings information is posted at www.usnews.com/grad. Rankings highlights will be published in the 2014 edition of “America’s Best Graduate Schools,” available on newsstands starting April 9.
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 — dated 2011 or before — that are based on peer ratings in various health disciplines, nursing schools and doctoral programs in the sciences.
UNC’s Gillings School of Global Public Health was last ranked in 2011, when it was No. 2 in the U.S. in master’s and doctoral degree programs; Johns Hopkins was No. 1.