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### Top Graduate Programs as Ranked by U.S. News and World Report

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, has received accolades as one of the top graduate schools in the country according to U.S. News & World Report. The rankings, unveiled on April 9, also highlighted the exceptional performance of specialty programs within the university.

Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor John Zomchick emphasized the transformative nature of graduate education, describing it as a catalyst for innovation, critical thinking, and the advancement of knowledge. He underscored the role of graduate programs in shaping future leaders capable of addressing complex global challenges.

Notably, UT’s Haslam College of Business excelled in the rankings, with its full-time MBA programs securing the 22nd spot among public universities and the 47th position nationally. The college’s supply chain graduate programs stood out by maintaining their top-tier status for the third consecutive year, ranking 4th nationally and 3rd among public universities. Impressively, UT’s supply chain graduate programs have consistently ranked in the top 10 for the past decade.

In addition to business programs, UT’s College of Social Work, College of Nursing, and College of Law also garnered high rankings nationally. The College of Social Work claimed the 13th spot, the College of Nursing’s doctoral program was ranked 24th, and the College of Law secured the 26th position. Furthermore, the College of Law’s legal clinical programs, business-corporate law, health care law, and legal writing were acknowledged among the top programs nationally.

Vice Provost and Dean of the Graduate School, Dixie Thompson, commended the university’s diverse range of exceptional graduate programs, attributing the success to the unwavering dedication of faculty, staff, and students towards achieving excellence.

Leaders from various colleges within the university shared their perspectives on the rankings. Dean Stephen L. Mangum highlighted the strong industry connections and academic research driving the Haslam College of Business, providing students with a cutting-edge learning experience. Dean Lonnie T. Brown, Jr., emphasized the College of Law’s commitment to scholarly excellence and public service, nurturing ethical and skilled legal professionals. Dean Victoria P. Niederhauser celebrated the College of Nursing’s ascent in the rankings, reflecting their commitment to producing transformative healthcare leaders. Dean Lori Messinger expressed pride in the College of Social Work’s progress, emphasizing their focus on innovation, community engagement, and student success.

The U.S. News & World Report rankings serve as a valuable resource for prospective students seeking to pursue advanced education in various disciplines. These rankings are based on expert opinions regarding program quality and statistical indicators measuring faculty quality, research output, and student excellence.

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