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FIU graduate programs ranked top 50 among U.S. public universities in 15 categories

FIU graduate programs ranked top 50 among U.S. public universities in 15 categories

March 30, 2021 at 10:00am

Graduate programs in seven FIU colleges are ranked among the top 50 in public universities, according to recent U.S. News & World Report rankings released Tuesday.

In addition, the FIU College of Law was ranked the No. 46 best public law school in the country.

The following were ranked among the top 50 graduate public university programs:
  • In the College of Business, the international business graduate program was ranked No. 2 in its category and was the highest ranked public program in Florida. The international business program was ranked No. 3 nationally among all universities.
  • Among its specialty programs, FIU Law’s part-time program was ranked No. 14; the international law program was ranked No. 22; the trial advocacy program was ranked No. 29; the legal writing program was ranked No. 34; and the intellectual property law program was ranked No. 44. 
  • In the Nicole Wertheim College of Nursing & Health Sciences, the Nursing Department was ranked as the No. 33 Best Nursing School for its master’s programs. The Doctor of Nursing Practice program was ranked No. 27.
  • In the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs, the Department of Criminology & Criminal Justice was ranked No. 30 among the Best Criminology Schools.
  • The College of Engineering & Computing’s biomedical engineering program was ranked No. 41 in its category.
  • In the Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work, the public health graduate program was ranked No. 44.
  • The Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, was ranked No. 8 in the category of Best Medical Schools: Health Professional Shortage Areas, and the No. 2 most diverse among the Best Medical Schools: Diversity Index.
“Our graduate and undergraduate programs are consistently being recognized for student and faculty excellence, renowned research contributions, and strategic partnerships,” said Kenneth G. Furton, FIU provost and executive vice president. “Our climb in the rankings is a testament to our vision to achieve exceptional student-centered learning and upward economic mobility, produce meaningful research and lead transformative innovation in and out of the classroom."

FIU now has numerous other Top 50 rankings: Undergraduate international business program (No. 2), a Top Performer for Social Mobility (No. 14) and Best Value (No. 32) in U.S. News & World Report.

U.S. News & World Report has been providing education rankings, which are used by parents and students to select schools, since 1983.