UNC appears on multiple lists of schools, programs and specialty areas newly ranked in 2008 by U.S. News & World Report magazine for its 2009 edition of “America’s Best Graduate Schools.” Following is a summary of newly ranked UNC schools and programs, as well as specialty areas listed in the magazine’s top 10. Previous rankings, and the year most recently ranked, are included.
School of Medicine
These programs offering master’s and doctorate degrees are based in the School of Medicine; clinical psychology is in the College of Arts and Sciences.
School of Pharmacy
School of Public Health
(U.S. News listed environmental/environmental health under engineering schools. UNC has no engineering school but related programs are based in public health.)
School of Social Work
College of Arts and Sciences (doctoral programs)
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.
School of Education
School of Law
These are the most recent rankings of programs not ranked this year:
New rankings will appear in the April 7-14 issue of U.S. News & World Report magazine, which is on newsstands now, and in the “America’s Best Graduate Schools” guidebook, available April 1. Details also are available online.
U.S. News first ranked graduate programs in 1987 and has done so annually since 1990. Business, education, engineering, law and medicine are ranked annually. Those rankings are based on expert opinion about program quality and statistical indicators that measure the quality of a school’s faculty, research and students, according to magazine officials. Other disciplines and specialties in the sciences, social sciences, humanities and other areas, including selected health specialties, are ranked periodically. Those rankings are based on the ratings of academic experts.
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