The University of North Carolina Wilmington has five graduate programs on the new U.S. News & World Report list of 2019 Best Graduate Schools.
"As these rankings clearly suggest, the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences is delivering a world-class educational experience to our students while our faculty are pioneering new avenues in medical research", said Michael Cain, MD, vice president for health sciences at UB and dean of the Jacobs School.
U.S. News' full-time MBA ranking is based on surveys of 480 MBA programs accredited by AACSB International.
The Haslam College of Business surged seven spots and is now ranked 22nd. For its academic reputation among peers, Terry's Professional MBA Program ranked 29th overall and 18th among public business schools.
"Our clinical programs continue to be recognized in the top tier, which is remarkable given that we have fewer clinicians than most of the schools ranked at this level", said Lisa Radtke Bliss, associate dean for clinical education, clinical professor of law and co-director of the HeLP Clinic.
Among the nation's best engineering schools, with the Kate Gleason College of Engineering tied for 75, rising six spots from past year. UF Law's academic ranking among peer schools soared 8 points from 41st to 33rd. Among public institutions, FSU's master's program ranked No. 44, while the doctor of nursing practice program ascended to No. 45.More news: Fifa Council rubber-stamp use of VAR at 2018 World Cup
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U.S. News did not newly rank graduate health disciplines this year, with the exception of Social Work graduate programs in the Diana R. Garland School of Social Work, which were ranked at No. 68 this year.
For the Best Nursing Schools rankings, U.S. News surveyed the 552 nursing schools with master's or doctoral programs accredited in late summer 2017 by either the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education or the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.
At almost 9,000 students, Carolina enrolls far more graduate students each year than other institutions in the state. In addition, graduate programs offered in aerospace (42), biomedical (64) chemical (43), civil (32), computer (55) electrical (69), environmental (58), industrial (28) materials (77) and mechanical engineering (59) are rated among the nation's best.
The rankings are a testament to the university's senior leadership, outstanding faculty and staff, and creative students, says Graduate School Dean William Karpus. Both programs improved on standings that were originally issued in 2014. These include UB graduate programs in biological sciences (140), chemistry (79), computer science (61) earth sciences (90), mathematics (94), physics (91) and statistics (83).
"We appreciate the recognition by U.S. News & World Report for the work done by our faculty to create these high-quality graduate programs", said Provost Tom Christensen.