UCF’s graduate nursing programs saw the biggest improvements in the rankings this year, moving up more than 25 points from last year.

UCF Graduate Programs Ranked Top 100 in the Nation

By: Carreen Krapf on

Twenty-seven of UCF’s Graduate Programs were nationally ranked today in the top 100 of their fields by U.S. News & World Report, and 36 graduate programs total were included in the publication’s 2020 Best Graduate Schools edition.

The list shows the university’s upward trajectory in the number of programs on the top 100 list; there were 18 programs ranked in 2017. The rankings measure the quality of 800 schools’ faculty, research and students, and are based on peer and expert opinions.

Top Ranking programs are as follows:

Master of Emergency Management and Crisis (Tied for No. 7)
Master of Nonprofit Management (No. 8)
Master of Arts in Counselor Education (No. 9)
Master of Science in Optics and Photonics (No. 12)
Master of Arts in Elementary Education (No. 22)
Master of Public Administration (No. 23)
Master of Science in Criminal Justice (No. 26)
Master of Science in Industrial Engineering (No. 36)
Master of Health Administration (No. 46)
Master of Science in Computer Engineering (No. 52)
Master of Arts in Communication Sciences and Disorders (No. 53)
Overall best Public Affairs Graduate School (Tied No. 53)
Master of Science in Materials Science and Engineering (No. 57)
Master of Science in Physics (No. 61)
Overall best Nursing Graduate School (No. 61)
Master of Science in Environmental Engineering (No. 63)
Master of Science in Civil Engineering (No. 65)
Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (No. 65)
Master of Social Work (No. 70)
Doctor of Nursing Practice (No. 72)
Overall best Graduate Engineering School (No. 75)
Overall best Graduate Education School (No. 78)
Master of Science in Computer Science (No. 82)
Overall best Medical Research School (No. 88)
Part-time MBA (Evening MBA and Professional MBA) (No. 89)

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