Latest U.S. grad school rankings find some high performers in Georgia

Emory University was among the highest-ranked in the country for graduate nursing programs.



Emory University was among the highest-ranked in the country for graduate nursing programs.

Georgia universities ranked among the nation’s most elite for graduate schools of nursing, public affairs and engineering.

The latest annual lists from U.S. News & World Report put Emory University in fourth place for nursing, behind John Hopkins, Duke and the University of Pennsylvania.

Students seeking an advanced degree in public affairs will find a top program at the University of Georgia, ranked fifth. And Georgia Tech was seventh for engineering.

Here are the universities in Georgia with programs among the top 100 in business, education, engineering, law, medicine, nursing and public affairs:

Augusta University

  • 83rd — nursing (master's degree)
  • 84th — medical research
  • 84th — nursing (doctorate)
  • 88th — medical primary care

Emory University*

  • 4th — nursing (master's degree)
  • 9th — nursing (doctorate)
  • 9th — MBA (part-time)
  • 21st — MBA (full-time)
  • 24th — medical research
  • 26th — law (full-time)
  • 35th — medical primary care

Georgia College & State University

  • 97th — nursing (master's)

Georgia Southern University

  • 94th — nursing (doctorate)

Georgia Institute of Technology

  • 7th — engineering
  • 17th — MBA (part-time)
  • 29th — MBA (full-time)
  • 39th — public affairs

Georgia State University 

  • 13th — law (part-time)
  • 21st — public affairs
  • 45th — education
  • 48th — MBA (part-time)
  • 67th — law (full-time)
  • 99th — nursing (master's)

Kennesaw State University

  • 81st — MBA (part-time)

University of Georgia*

  • 5th — public affairs
  • 27th — law (full-time)
  • 36th — education
  • 37th — MBA (full-time)
  • 52nd — MBA (part-time)

*In subcategories of a grouping called "health schools specialties," two Georgia universities had top 10 rankings:

  • Emory — 5th in both public health and in physician assistant
  • UGA — 10th in veterinary medicine

See the overall rankings at U.S. News & World Report

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