U.S. News and World Report lists several UNT programs among the best

Monday, April 25, 2016 - 19:07

DENTON (UNT), Texas – U.S. News and World Report recently ranked several University of North Texas graduate school programs as some of the finest in the nation. In all, seven UNT graduate programs made the top 50 list for 2017 Best Graduate Schools. Among those with high rankings are:

  • Health Librarianship, #6
  • School Library Media, #8
  • City Management and Urban Policy, #13
  • Rehabilitation Counseling, #15
  • Library and Information Studies, #21
  • Public Management Administration, #29
  • Audiology, #48

In January, U.S. News and World Report ranked the University of North Texas

College of Business online Master of Business Administration No. 15 out of 228 schools listed. The Graduate Criminal Justice Program also tied for No. 18 for Online Criminal Justice Programs.

"We are very proud of our School Librarianship program," said Daniella Smith,

assistant professor with the Department of Library and Information Sciences. "The information that school librarians teach, helps to prepare K-12 students for college and to be life-long learners."

The School Library Program Director Barbara Schultz-Jones added, "We continue to strive for excellence as we prepare our students to be leaders in the school library profession."

The Health Librarianship program is another one of the UNT's top ranking programs. It helps students become key member of the medical community by providing fast and accurate information and right now the need for health information professionals is unparalleled.

Leaders within the Department of Public Administration say they are not only excited to once again be one of the top 25 in the nation with their City Management and Urban Policy Programs, but also the number one program in Texas.

"I want to congratulate everyone on this important accomplishment," said program Chair Abraham David Benavides. "We are thrilled that our department is ranked in not one, but two areas, City Management and Urban Policy and Public Management Administration. All of our individual efforts helped us remain competitive among some top named schools in the country."

Linda Holloway, chair of the Department of Disability and Addiction Rehabilitation program said her team should be especially proud of their success.

"We are the only program in the top 15 that does not have a doctoral program. That is quite a feat given that our peers acknowledge the quality of our program and recognize our contributions," Holloway said.

Chair of the Department of Criminal Justice, Eric Fritsch, said they are proud of their work in helping advance the careers of working professionals.

"The Department of Criminal Justice is continuing to grow as a leader in developing high quality internet and web-based instruction and to increasing the use of new and innovative technology in the delivery of its instructional programs to individuals whose circumstances prevent them from regularly attending classes on the university campus," said Fritsch. "We are dedicated to serving these students."

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