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Graduate programs rise in ‘US News & World Report’s’ rankings

UGA graduate programs continue to rank among the best in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2015 edition of America’s Best Graduate Schools. The School of Law moved up to rank 29th, the College of Education moved up to rank 33rd and the Terry College of Business moved up to rank 48th.

“Universities are increasingly judged by the quality of their graduate programs and graduate students,” said UGA President Jere W. Morehead. “It is gratifying to see these UGA programs recognized for the good work of the faculty and students. I believe that strong graduate programs at the flagship university are critical to the excellent academic reputation of this university as well as to the economic well-being of the state of Georgia.”

“These rankings recognize the academic excellence of our graduate programs,” said Maureen Grasso, dean of the Graduate School. “The university’s commitment to ensuring the quality of the teaching, research and public service provided by our faculty is closely intertwined with graduate education. With their leadership, the graduate programs prepare our students to be the leading researchers, entrepreneurs, teachers and artists who will ensure the economic competitiveness and quality of life for all of us.”

The law school moved up four positions in the U.S. News & World Report rankings. It currently is tied for 29th overall and is counted among the top 10 public law schools in the nation.

The education college moved up from 43rd to 33rd in graduate programs rankings. The college also continued to rise among public education colleges, moving up to 23rd from its ranking of 33rd last year.

Along with the significant increase in overall ranking for the college, six programs were ranked in the top 10 nationally.

The full-time MBA Program at the Terry College of Business has risen to No. 48 in the nation and No. 23 among public programs.

In doctoral science programs, UGA tied for 42nd in biological sciences, tied for 52nd in mathematics and tied for 56th in chemistry. The programs are all housed in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences.

The rankings, with the methodology, are available online at