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In the 2024 edition of Best Graduate Schools, U.S. News and World Report
has ranked 22 University of Delaware graduate programs among the best
in the nation, including 10 in the top 50. More than half of the UD
programs increased their rankings this year.
“It is gratifying that UD’s excellent graduate programs continue to
be recognized on a national platform, reflecting the hard work,
expertise and commitment of our distinguished faculty and dedicated
staff members,” said President Dennis Assanis. “As we strengthen and
expand these and other academic programs, it is our students who truly
benefit the most from their UD experience long after they have earned
Retaining its position in the top 10 is UD’s chemical engineering
graduate program, moving up this year from No. 8 to No. 7 in the nation.
This year’s edition includes rankings of graduate programs in six
major disciplines—business, education, engineering, law, medicine, and
nursing—and specialty programs in the sciences, health, and public
affairs. Due to an unprecedented number of inquiries from schools during
the initial embargo period and verification of publicly available data,
the law and medicine rankings will be released at a later date. The
rankings for the specialty programs are based solely on peer assessment
survey results. The rankings for the six major disciplines are based on a
number of distinct ranking factors. Previously reputation accounted for
40% of the ranking. This year reputation accounts for 25% and there is
now a greater emphasis on placement success for business, research
activity for education and engineering, and program size and faculty
resources for nursing.
“Building, sustaining and investing in graduate education and
research is closer to a marathon than a sprint,” said Louis Rossi, dean
of UD’s Graduate College and vice provost for graduate and professional
education. “Being held in such high regard is an honor. It is important
to remember behind that single ranking are a myriad of elements
including our excellent faculty, facilities, curriculum, and most
importantly innovative experiences that we offer to our students.”
Following are the UD graduate programs, along with the respective rankings, listed in the 2024 edition of Best Graduate Schools:
The preceding list only includes subject areas evaluated in this
year's edition; other UD graduate programs have been ranked in previous
years. The full listing of UD graduate programs ranked by U.S. News and World Report, including UD’s No. 1 program in physical therapy, is available on the Institutional Research and Effectiveness Rankings webpage. Please note the programs and specialties used by U.S. News might vary slightly from the names of degree programs used by UD.
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Article by Nora Zelluk, photo by Evan Krape
Published April 25, 2023