Several UNT graduate degree programs are listed among the top in the nation by U.S. News & World Report's Best Graduate Schools rankings.
In the magazine’s rankings for 2010, UNT's College of Information is listed at No. 17 among the Top 20 schools in the country. The college’s health librarianship program is ranked nationally at No. 3 while the services for children and youth program and the school library media program both earned Top 15 rankings, listed at 13th and 11th, respectively.
UNT's College of Public Affairs and Community Service's city management and urban policy graduate study program earned a Top 10 distinction and is ranked ninth in the country.
In addition, UNT’s College of Education moved up 30 spots from last year to 79th, landing in the top 100 education schools in the nation.
U.S. News and World Report's Library and Information Sciences rankings — which includes UNT's College of Information — are based solely on the results of a survey sent to the dean of each program, the program director, and a senior faculty member in each program nationally. Specialty rankings are based solely on the nominations of program deans, program directors and a senior faculty member at each program. They were asked to choose up to 10 programs noted for excellence in each specialty area. Those with the most votes are listed.
The public affairs program rankings are based solely on the results of a peer assessment survey and are the result of responses from deans, directors and department chairs representing 269 master's of public affairs and administration programs, two per school.
Other areas are ranked based on statistical data and expert assessment. Statistical data include quality of students, faculty and other resources brought to the education process as well as surveys of knowledgeable individuals in academia and practitioners in each profession.
Alyssa Yancey with UNT News Service can be reached at Alyssa.Yancey@unt.edu.