Many programs within the Top 50 and Top 100 categories for all U.S. public and private universities
TAMPA, Fla (March 12, 2019) – Seventeen University of South Florida graduate programs rank among the top 100 in the country, including seven in the top 50, according to the 2020 Best Graduate Schools ranking released today by U.S. News and World Report (USNWR). The new rankings reflect the university’s rising trajectory of success.
Top 50 Rankings:
- Public Health – 16
- Rehabilitation Counseling – 27
- Doctor of Nursing Practice – 41
- Master’s in Nursing – 41
- Health Care Management – 43
- Environmental Engineering – 48
- Industrial Engineering – 48
Top 100 Rankings:
- Medical Research – 52
- Social Work – 70
- Civil Engineering – 76
- Computer Engineering – 77
- Education – 85
- Chemical Engineering – 85
- Engineering – 89
- Business MBA/Full-time – 95
- Electrical Engineering – 97
- Business MBA/Part-time – 99
Notably, four USF programs improved 15 spots or more from last year’s rankings – Chemical Engineering, Doctor of Nursing Practice, Health Care Management and Social Work.
“We are pleased to see USF’s graduate programs recognized as some of the best in the nation,” said USF Provost and Executive Vice President, Ralph Wilcox. “Rankings such as these speak to the dedication of our world-class faculty and the unparalleled graduate school experience offered here at USF.”
While USNWR does not provide a new ranking for all graduate programs each year, several other previously ranked USF programs maintain a top 25 position:
- Industrial and Organizational Psychology – 2
- Audiology – 17
- Criminology – 22
In September 2018, USNWR ranked USF No. 58 among all public universities, USF’s highest ranking ever.
In deciding the rankings, USNWR’s examines a variety of factors including expert opinions about program excellence, quality faculty, research and students.
For more information on graduate programs, and the extensive list of degrees offered at USF, please visit the USF Office of Graduate Studies.
About the University of South Florida
The University of South Florida, established in 1956 and located in Tampa, is a high-impact global research university dedicated to student success. The USF System includes three separately accredited institutions: USF, USF St. Petersburg and USF Sarasota-Manatee. Serving more than 50,000 students, the USF System has an annual budget of $1.8 billion and an annual economic impact of $4.4 billion. USF ranks in the top 25 nationally for research expenditures among public universities, according to the National Science Foundation. In 2018, the Florida Board of Governors designated USF as a Preeminent State Research University, placing USF in the most elite category among the state’s 12 public universities. USF is a member of the American Athletic Conference.