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Graduate Programs Recognized by U.S. News & World Report

UNC Greensboro’s graduate programs have been recognized in the U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 Best Graduate Schools rankings.

Several programs across academic disciplines rank in the top 50 of their respective categories.

UNCG’s graduate programs in Counseling and Educational Development (CED) continue to receive high marks, jumping from No. 6 last year and ranking No. 3 nationally and No. 1 in North Carolina.

The Master of Library and Information Studies ranks No. 22 nationally and No. 2 in North Carolina.

UNCG’s graduate programs in speech pathology also rank in the top 50 – No. 45 nationally and No. 2 in the state.

Additionally, the School of Nursing moved up 23 spots from last year’s ranking to No. 47 in the Best Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Programs. UNCG’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program jumped 22 spots from a year ago to No. 48. UNCG stands as one of only three North Carolina universities with both an MSN program and a DNP program ranked in the top 50, joining Duke University and UNC Chapel Hill.

UNCG was also recognized in the following ranking lists:

  • Best Business Schools
  • Part-time MBA
  • Best Education Schools
  • Biological Sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Clinical Psychology
  • English
  • Best Fine Arts Programs
  • History
  • Nursing-Anesthesia
  • Psychology
  • Best Public Affairs Programs
  • Public Health
  • Social Work

To learn more, visit the U.S. News & World Report profile of UNCG.

For more information about UNCG’s Graduate School, visit

Original Story by University Communications