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### Top Graduate Schools in 2024 List: Charlotte Recognized by U.S. News

UNC Charlotte provides a wide array of graduate programs that are highly regarded nationally, as per the latest 2024 U.S. News Best Graduate Schools rankings released on April 9.

The [ppp1] program, which is part of the Belk College of Business, achieved its highest ranking since 2020, securing the No. 45 spot among part-time Master of Business Administration programs. This represents a two-spot improvement from the previous year and positions the program as the top choice among public universities in North Carolina.

Additionally, the program in the College of Humanities & Social Sciences ranks in the top 21% of all programs, standing as the second-best public program in the Carolinas and holding the No. 57 position overall. It has also garnered recognition with three specialties ranking in the top 25: local government management, nonprofit management, and public finance.

Furthermore, the social work program in the College of Health and Human Services has climbed five places to No. 67 in the rankings. Other CHHS programs within the top 100 include certified registered nurse anesthetist (No. 51), public health (No. 68), and health care management (No. 41).

The Cato College of Education’s graduate programs hold an overall ranking of No. 71, while the College of Computing and Informatics is listed among the top 100 best computer science schools at No. 96.

Chancellor Sharon L. Gaber expressed her satisfaction with the recognition, highlighting the exceptional teaching, mentorship, and research opportunities available at UNC Charlotte. The university now boasts 19 graduate school programs within the U.S. News top 100 rankings.

Established in 1969, UNC Charlotte has grown into a prominent institution with more than 6,300 students enrolled in over 150 master’s and doctoral programs. Recent data indicates a notable increase in various graduate student categories, including doctoral, master’s degree, international, and distance education students.

The university’s graduate programs cater to individuals seeking advanced education post-college and span diverse fields such as business, education, engineering, nursing, science, and math. U.S. News will unveil rankings for Best Engineering Schools and Best Clinical Psychology Schools at a later date.

These rankings underscore UNC Charlotte’s ascent as a top-tier research university, culminating in its recognition as one of the fastest-growing public universities in the nation. For those interested, detailed information about UNC Charlotte’s extensive range of graduate programs and the application process is available.