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### Top Graduate Schools in 2025: Rankings and Insights

In the 2025 edition of U.S. News and World Report, the University of Delaware’s graduate programs were recognized among the nation’s finest.

UD President Dennis Assanis expressed satisfaction with the national acknowledgment of the faculty and staff’s dedication to advancing and broadening the exceptional graduate programs to cater to students’ and society’s evolving needs. He emphasized the pride in the significant global contributions made by UD’s graduate students, foreseeing even greater accomplishments fueled by their education at UD.

The physical therapy program at UD, consistently ranked at the top, maintained its position in the top three nationally. Additionally, the speech-language pathology program debuted in the rankings at #32 this year.

Louis Rossi, the dean of UD’s Graduate College and vice provost for graduate and professional education, highlighted the pivotal role of outstanding graduate training in UD’s mission as a premier research institution. He lauded the graduate programs for nurturing critical thinkers, leaders, and innovators who confront the world’s most pressing issues, underscoring the excellence reflected in the rankings.

Here are some of the notable rankings for UD graduate programs:

  • Physical Therapy: 2
  • Non-profit Management: 16 (previously 23)
  • Public Management and Leadership: 18 (previously 23)
  • Public Finance and Budgeting: 21
  • Speech-Language Pathology: 32
  • Education Schools: 34
  • Public Affairs Schools: 34
  • Computer Science: 70 (previously 77)
  • Nursing: Master’s: 79 (previously 82)
  • Nursing: Doctor of Nursing Practice: 110
  • Part-Time MBA: 150

Please note that the above list includes only the subject areas evaluated in the current edition. The announcement of rankings for Best Engineering Schools and Programs, and Best Clinical Psychology Programs by U.S. News and World Report has been postponed and will be updated once the data becomes available.

While some UD graduate programs have been ranked in previous years, a comprehensive list of all UD graduate programs ranked by U.S. News and World Report can be found on the Institutional Research and Effectiveness Rankings page. It is important to recognize that the program and specialty names used by U.S. News may slightly differ from those used by UD.