Charlotte’s graduate programs ranked among best in nation

Charlotte’s graduate programs ranked among best in nation
Tuesday, March 29, 2022

UNC Charlotte has been recognized for some of the best graduate programs in the nation by U.S. News and World Report. In total, 11 programs were among the top 100 in the country by the publication. 

“UNC Charlotte is committed to offering programs that meet the needs of our region and prepare our graduates to be successful in some of the nation’s fastest growing industries,” said Chancellor Sharon L. Gaber. “Our recognition by U.S. News and World Report further demonstrates that our master’s and doctoral students are provided with top-tier teaching, mentoring and training, offering them a competitive advantage as they build meaningful careers.”

Charlotte’s Master of Public Administration (MPA) ranks second among all UNC System universities’ public affairs programs, third among all programs ranked in North Carolina and in the top 20% of all ranked programs nationally. The Gerald G. Fox MPA program includes concentrations in local government management (ranked No. 22) and nonprofit management (ranked No. 32).

In addition, Charlotte's Professional MBA continues to rank among the top 25% of all accredited programs in the country, according to U.S. News. The program, the largest in the Charlotte region, is recognized in the publication's "Best Part-time MBA Rankings." 

Other graduate programs receiving national rankings are public health, social work and nursing in the College of Health and Human Services; the Cato College of Education’s graduate program in education; statistics in the Applied Math Ph.D. program in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences; the Master of Science in Computer Science in the College of Computing and Informatics; and the Civil and Environmental Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Science programs in the William States Lee College of Engineering.

“Our faculty are among the best in the nation,” said Provost Joan F. Lorden. “They are committed to providing academic programs grounded in research, scholarship, creative discovery and entrepreneurship that equip their students with both a firm theoretical foundation and a practical application of their knowledge and skills. Being recognized year over year by U.S. News and World Report is affirmation of the strength of a graduate education at Charlotte.” 

Learn more about UNC Charlotte's 175-plus graduate programs, and request information about applying to Graduate School.