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Many Florida graduate programs grab high marks in U.S. News ranking

The “best” emerged among more than 2,000 programs that were rated.
Florida State University was among state schools with top-rated graduate programs in U.S. News & World Report's latest rankings.
Florida State University was among state schools with top-rated graduate programs in U.S. News & World Report's latest rankings. [ BILL LAX | Bill Lax/FSU Photo Lab ]
Published Mar. 30
Updated Mar. 30

A number of university programs in Florida placed within the top 10 of U.S. News and World Report’s latest edition of “Best Graduate Schools.”

The rankings, released Tuesday, compared more than 2,000 graduate programs and were based on expert opinions as well as statistical measures that varied by discipline, including incoming test scores and starting salaries of graduates.

Florida schools that ranked in the Top 10 include:

  • The University of Florida, which ranked No. 2 for tax law, No. 3 for biological/agricultural engineering, No. 4 for special education, No. 5 for pharmacy, No. 5 for student counseling and personal services, and No. 9 for veterinary medicine.
  • Florida State University, which ranked No. 1 in school library media, No. 3 in services for children and youth (in the Library and Information Studies program), No. 7 for criminology and No. 10 for local government management.
  • The University of Central Florida, which ranked No. 2 for homeland security and emergency management and No. 9 for nonprofit management.
  • Florida International University, which ranked No. 3 for international business schools and No. 3 in the most diverse medical schools category.
  • Stetson University, which ranked No. 2 in trial advocacy and No. 5 in legal writing.
  • The University of South Florida, which ranked No. 2 in industrial and organizational psychology.
  • The University of Miami, which ranked No. 7 in the most diverse medical schools category.

For a full list of rankings, click here.