UNC grad programs score on magazine’s rankings

Mar. 11, 2014 @ 06:26 PM

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s graduate and professional programs have been ranked by U.S. News & World Report for the 2015 edition of “America’s Best Graduate Schools.”

The School of Medicine ranked second overall for primary care and 22nd overall for research. It finished second in the specialty of family medicine, tied for sixth for rural medicine and eighth for AIDS.

The Kenan-Flagler Business School earned 19th overall for its master of business administration degree programs. The executive MBA program tied for ninth, while accounting ranked 10th.

The College of Arts and Sciences PH.D. programs also fared well, with chemistry tying for 15th, analytical chemistry coming in second, statistics tied for 20th, biostatistics tied for 12th, computer science tied for 25th, biology ranking 26th, mathematics tied for 28th and physics tied for 39th.

Master’s degree programs and specialty areas based in the School of Government, the College of Arts and Sciences and the Gillings School of Global Public Health were ranked as part of the public affairs category. Overall, UNC-Chapel Hill ranked 23rd.

The School of Law tied for 31st and was listed among “the most diverse law schools.”

The School of Education tied for 36th.

And, although UNC doesn’t have an engineering school, the department of environmental sciences and engineering based in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health tied for 78th overall among top engineering programs.