New ranking shows which Georgia graduate programs are best in U.S.

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New ranking shows which Georgia graduate programs are best in U.S.

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Some Georgia graduate programs rank among the top in the nation.

From Dawgs to Yellow Jackets to Owls, Georgia’s graduate programs are among the best in the nation, according to a new ranking.

The study released Tuesday by U.S. News & World Report breaks down graduate programs into six categories— businesslawengineeringeducationmedicine and nursing —and ranks them.

The 2018 analysis weighs factors like employment rates and starting salaries, along with standardized test scores of newly enrolled students. Because engineering is different from law, the listings each have their own methodologies

Specific programs were ranked by heads of similar departments at other schools or professionals doing that job. 

Here’s how Georgia’s schools fared nationally:

HYOSUB SHIN/hshin@ajc.com
  • No. 3, physician assistant (master’s)
  • No. 4, nursing (master’s)
  • No. 5, physical therapy (master’s/doctorate)
  • No. 7, public health (master’s/doctorate)
  • No. 8, nurse practitioner (family)
  • No. 20, business
  • No. 22, law school
  • No. 23, medical school (research)
  • No. 24, political science
  • No. 34 medical school (primary care)
  • Among the most diverse law schools with a 14 percent Asian-American population as its largest percentage of minorities
  • No. 131, nursing
HYOSUB SHIN / hshin@ajc.com
  • No. 1, engineering (industrial/manufacturing/systems)
  • No. 2, engineering (civil)
  • No. 2, engineering (aerospace/aeronautical/astronautical)
  • No. 3, engineering (biomedical/bioengineering)
  • No. 7, engineering
  • No. 10, business (information systems) 
  • No. 29, business school
  • No. 30, part-time MBA programs
  • No. 45, psychology

 

  • No. 7, law (health law)
  • No. 11, business (information systems) 
  • No. 11, part-time law school
  • No. 46, part-time MBA programs
  • No. 48, education
  • No. 65, law
  • No. 112, nursing
  • Among the most diverse law schools with a 12 percent African-American population as its largest percentage of minorities

 

Historic Macon Foundation
  • No. 9, law (legal writing) 
  • No. 97, nursing (master’s)
  • No. 134, law school

 

Cory Hancock for the AJC
  • No. 28, part-time business school
Billy Smith II/AJC
  • No. 2, education (counseling/personnel services)
  • No. 6, education (secondary education)
  • No. 7, education (elementary education) 
  • No. 7, education (higher education administration)
  • No. 9, education (curriculum/instruction)
  • No. 18, law (international law)
  • No. 21, law (trial advocacy)
  • No. 30, law
  • No. 30, part-time MBA programs
  • No. 35, education
  • No. 48, business
  • No. 75, psychology

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Channel 2's Clark Howard reports. www.accessatlanta.com
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