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

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

These Georgia colleges graduate the highest percentage of black students

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:

  • 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

  • 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


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


  • No. 28, part-time business school

  • 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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See how the graduate programs ranked last year.

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