The U.S. News & World Report’s new rankings that placed UNC’s Eshelman School of Pharmacy as No. 1 in the country also included the University on multiple lists of schools, degree programs and specialty areas.
U.S. News ranks business, education, engineering, law, nursing and medicine programs annually, while other disciplines and specialties in the sciences, social sciences, humanities and other areas, including selected health specialties, are ranked only periodically. Carolina’s pharmacy school had been ranked second since 2008.
The rankings appear in U.S. News’ 2017 edition of America’s Best Graduate Schools, which became available in March at usnews.com/store and are expected to be on newsstands in April. The complete UNC rankings and specialty listings are:
Overall: First (doctoral program) (second in 2008)
Social Sciences and Humanities Doctoral Programs:
Overall Full-Time Programs:
Best Online Programs:
School of Government/Public Affairs
U.S. News first ranked graduate programs in 1987 and has done so annually since 1990.
Its annual business, education, engineering, law, nursing and medicine rankings are based on expert opinion on program excellence and statistical indicators that measure the quality of a school’s faculty, research and students, according to U.S. News officials. Its periodic rankings of additional disciplines and specialties in the sciences, social sciences, humanities, health area and other areas are based solely on the ratings of peer academic experts, including deans, program directors and faculty.
The data come from statistical surveys sent to administrators at more than 1,900 graduate programs and from reputation surveys sent to more than 18,400 academics and professionals in the disciplines. Surveys for the 2017 rankings were conducted during the fall of 2015 and in early 2016.