US News & World Report Ranks UGA’s Graduate Programs – WGAU


The University of Georgia’s graduate programs ranked in the top 10 in this year’s edition of US News & World Report Best Graduate Schools. The School of Public and International Affairs, College of Education and Institute of Higher Education are all in the top 10, while UGA’s School of Law, College of Engineering and Terry College of Business are among the top 10. Top 40 of these US News and World Report Rankings.

From Kristine Groft, UGA Media Relations…

Several University of Georgia graduate programs ranked in the top 10 in the 2023 edition of U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools.

The Best Graduate Schools Rankings, which was released March 29, evaluates schools and programs across the country in a variety of graduate disciplines.

“The University of Georgia is committed to preparing its graduate students for a wide range of competitive fields,” said Ron Walcott, vice provost for higher education and dean of High school. “Our highly ranked graduate programs reflect the quality and commitment of our faculty, as well as the success of our students after graduation.”

the School of Public and International Affairs moved up six places from ninth to third overall, and had several top specialties in the top five in the country. SPIA’s programs ranked third in the areas of Public Finance and Budgeting and Public Management and Leadership, and fourth in Local Government Management.

the Mary Frances Early College of Education rose nine places from the previous year to rank 32nd in the nation, and several of its programs ranked in the top 10. The School Counseling program ranked second in the nation; primary and secondary teacher training programs rank seventh.

The higher education administration program in Louise McBee Institute of Higher Education at UGA ranked 10th in the nation, continuing a string of top-10 finishes since 2007.

the Law School ranked 29th in the nation and 11th among public university law schools. Its international law and advocacy programs ranked 21st among public law schools in the nation.

In addition, the agricultural engineering program of the College of Engineering ranked 18th in the country. Graduate programs in civil, computer, electrical, and environmental engineering continue to climb national rankings.

The full-time MBA program in the Terry College of Commerce ranked 38th in the nation and had a post-graduation employment rate of 92% three months after graduation. The part-time MBA is ranked 30th.

The latest US News and World Report rankings come at a time when UGA continues to increase graduate student enrollment and improve professional development opportunities. Earlier this year, UGA President Jere W. Morehead announced new initiatives to improve higher education at UGA. Among these initiatives is GradFIRST, a series of faculty-led seminars that will provide first-year graduate students with a foundational training in research, scholarship, and professional development.

UGA’s online graduate programs have recently been ranked third among all institutions– both public and private – in the latest edition of the ranking of the best US News & World Report online programs.

“With exceptional programs and new initiatives like GradFIRST, the University of Georgia is making significant investments in higher education that will benefit students for years to come,” said S. Jack Hu, Senior Vice President of Business. academics and provost.


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