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– Top Rankings Achieved by UGA Graduate Programs in Latest US News Report

The University of Georgia’s graduate programs have achieved top rankings in the latest assessment by US News and World Report. Various schools within UGA, such as the School of Public and International Affairs, the colleges of Education and Pharmacy, the schools of Law and Social Work, and the Terry College of Business, have secured positions in the top fifteen, along with the University’s Louise McBee Institute of Higher Education.

The 2024 edition of “Best Graduate Schools” by U.S. News and World Report highlights the exceptional quality of the University of Georgia’s graduate and professional programs. Notably, UGA’s School of Public and International Affairs has excelled, with several programs ranking in the top 10. S. Jack Hu, the senior vice president for academic affairs and provost, attributes this success to the university’s distinguished faculty, innovative career development initiatives, and cutting-edge research and educational facilities.

UGA’s overall ranking has climbed to fourth place nationally, with the School of Public and International Affairs achieving significant recognition. SPIA boasts three programs in the top 5, including leadership, public finance, and local government management. The College of Pharmacy has also made substantial progress, now positioned at No. 15 in the nation.

Furthermore, the School of Law maintains its strong standing at No. 20 nationally, with a notable achievement as the top-ranked public institution. Similarly, the School of Social Work has advanced to No. 20, highlighting its excellence among public institutions. The Terry College of Business has seen an impressive rise to No. 27 nationally, emphasizing its status as the ninth-best public business school.

The College of Education has also made remarkable strides, securing the top position in the nation for its school counseling program. Additionally, programs such as curriculum and instruction, elementary teacher education, and secondary teacher education have garnered positions in the top 10 rankings.

The Louise McBee Institute of Higher Education continues its legacy of excellence, ranking No. 7 in the nation for its higher education administration program. These achievements align with the increasing demand for graduate and professional education at UGA, reflecting the university’s commitment to academic excellence and innovation.

President Jere W. Morehead affirms UGA’s dedication to providing outstanding graduate and professional education, emphasizing the institution’s pivotal role as a leading public research university. With a diverse range of doctoral and master’s programs and a student population exceeding 10,000, UGA remains steadfast in its mission to cultivate scholars and leaders who contribute to local, national, and global advancements.