U.S. News Rankings: Social Work and Public Affairs Graduate Programs Ranked Among Top 100

Mar. 23, 2018

Graduate programs in the UNLV Greenspun College of Urban Affairs continue to rise according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 Best Graduate Schools publication.

The School of Social Work and the School of Public Policy and Leadership graduate programs were ranked among the top 100 in the U.S. Both schools are housed in the UNLV Greenspun College of Urban Affairs.

The social work graduate program is ranked 75th in the nation.

Of the School of Social Work’s impact, Robert R. Ulmer, dean of the Greenspun College of Urban Affairs, said, “We continue to lead the Southern Nevada community in developing solutions to increase the workforce skills in the behavioral and mental health fields.”

The public affairs graduate program at the School of Public Policy and Leadership was ranked 87th.

“The School of Public Policy and Leadership emphasizes student learning and research programs that provide solutions for urban communities’ most vexing problems,” Ulmer said.

Overall, UNLV had 10 programs rank in the top 100 in U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 Best Graduate Schools publication.

Each year, U.S. News analyzes more than 2,000 graduate and specialty programs in a wide range of disciplines. Programs are ranked by discipline or specialty and evaluated based on criteria specific to each degree field, expert opinions about program excellence and statistical indicators that measure the quality of a school's faculty, research and students.