CLAS Graduate Programs Ranked Among Best In Nation by U.S. News and World Report

UNC Charlotte has been recognized for some of the best graduate programs in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, including the MPA program and statistics track in the Applied Math Ph.D. in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences. In total, 11 programs were among the top 100 in the country by the publication. 

Charlotte’s Master of Public Administration (MPA) ranks second among all UNC System universities’ public affairs programs, third among all programs ranked in North Carolina and in the top 18% of all ranked programs nationally, with its ranking of #49. The Gerald G. Fox MPA program includes concentrations in local government management (ranked No. 22) and nonprofit management (ranked No. 32).

Other graduate programs earning national rankings included statistics in the Applied Math Ph.D. program in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences. The program was ranked #70, moving up from #97 in 2018, the last time statistics programs were ranked.

“Our faculty are among the best in the nation,” said Provost Joan F. Lorden. “They are committed to providing academic programs grounded in research, scholarship, creative discovery and entrepreneurship that equip their students with both a firm theoretical foundation and a practical application of their knowledge and skills. Being recognized year over year by U.S. News and World Report is affirmation of the strength of a graduate education at Charlotte.”