Carolina appears on 18 lists of schools, degree programs and specialty areas newly ranked in 2012 by U.S. News & World Report for the 2013 edition of “America’s Best Graduate Schools.”
Following is a summary of the new rankings as well as specialty listings that are currently available from the magazine. Recent previous rankings are noted; not every program is ranked every year.
School of Medicine
The doctorate program in clinical psychology is based in the College of Arts and Sciences; the other programs offering master’s and doctorate degrees are based in the School of Medicine:
School of Pharmacy
School of Social Work
Kenan-Flagler Business School
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 School of Public Health that are ranked by U.S. News as part of a public affairs category. UNC’s listings are:
School of Education
School of Law
Complete rankings information are available online at www.usnews.com/grad. Rankings highlights will be published in the 2013 edition of “America’s Best Graduate Schools” by U.S. News Media Group, available on newsstands starting April 3.
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 fields, doctoral programs in the humanities and social sciences, master’s of public affairs and public policy, master’s of fine arts, and master’s of library and information studies programs.