Many of Georgia State University’s graduate programs ranked highly in the 2020 U.S. News & World Report magazine survey of “Best Graduate Schools.”
The magazine annually ranks undergraduate and graduate programs across the U.S., using qualitative and quantitative measures. Rankings of colleges and schools use both measures. Those of individual disciplines are based peer assessments by academics.
Georgia State has set a strategic goal to significantly strengthen and grow the base of distinctive graduate and professional programs that assure development of the next generation of researchers and societal leaders.
The Andrew Young School of Policy Studies moved from 18 to 21 in the magazine’s overall ranking of public affairs schools. Its individual disciplines continued to rank highly. Its program in local government management ranked seventh, nonprofit management ranked ninth, public financing and budgeting was eighth, public management and leadership was 19th, public policy analysis 22nd and urban policy eighth. Its program in local government management went from eighth to seventh.
The Byrdine F. Lewis College of Nursing and Health Professions moved up from 117th to 99th in the overall ranking of nursing schools. Its doctoral program went from 132nd to 126th.
The College of Education and Human Development ranked 45th in the nation (down from 40). Its counseling program ranked 11th, its curriculum program 23rd, its ranked elementary teacher education program was 21st, secondary teacher education was 22nd, and student counseling and personnel services was 11th.
The College of Law ranked 67th in the nation overall (down two spots). It ranked second in health care law and its part-time program ranked 13th, its program in clinical training was 26th and dispute resolution was 44th. Environmental law ranked 103rd, international law 78th, tax law 43rd, trial advocacy 21st and legal writing 75th.
The Robinson College of Business ranked 48th in the survey of part-time MBA programs (down from 32nd). Its information systems program ranked 13th (up from 17th).
In health-related areas, the university’s program in health care management ranked 39th and public health was 56th. Rehabilitation counseling was 55th and social work ranked 59th.