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– Top-Ranked FIU Graduate Programs Shine in Latest U.S. News Rankings

Remaining one of the top programs in the country, it holds the second position among public universities, as per the latest rankings from U.S. News and World Report.

In the 2024-2025 edition of Best Graduate Schools by U.S. News & World Report, graduate programs in [ppp1], [ppp2], and [ppp3] secured positions in the top 50 among public universities.

Specifically among public universities, the master’s program in [ppp4] secured the 21st spot, the Doctor of Nursing Practice program secured the 30th position, the nursing anesthesia program ranked 33rd, and the occupational therapy program was placed at 48th.

The public health program was ranked 35th among public schools.

Noteworthy achievements among public universities from the Green School include global policy at number 2, homeland security at number 8, public finance at number 18, public affairs at number 38, and local government management at number 15. Additionally, the urban policy program, which was previously unranked, secured the 16th position.

On a national scale, FIU Law was ranked 68th overall (37th among public universities). Its part-time law program was positioned at 28th (11th among public universities), the international law program at 45th (18th among public universities), and the trial advocacy program at 52nd (18th among public universities). Furthermore, the college secured the 71st spot in legal writing (36th among public universities) and 94th in environmental law (49th among public universities).

FIU Provost, Executive Vice President, and Chief Operating Officer Elizabeth M. Béjar expressed, “FIU’s ongoing rise reaffirms our dedication to excellence and impact. These rankings validate our commitment to preparing our graduates as leaders in education, research, and innovation.”

These new rankings add to FIU’s recent achievements, including being designated as an “R1” research university by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, placing FIU among the top 3% of doctoral-granting institutions in the nation with over $317 million in annual research expenditures.

Since 1983, U.S. News & World Report has been publishing education rankings that serve as a valuable resource for parents and students during the school selection process.