US News ranks several HPS graduate programs No. 1 in Texas, top 10 in nation

The MPA program ranked high in multiple categories again this year.

DENTON (UNT), Texas – US News & World Report released their annual rankings, and programs in the UNT College of Health and Public Service continued to rank well among Texas and national peers. The Department of Public Administration M.P.A. program came in at No. 8 in the nation and No. 1 in Texas in local government management – up three places from last year. It ranked No. 10 in the nation and No. 2 in the state in the homeland security and emergency management category, and it ranked No. 18 in the nation and No. 1 in Texas in the public finance and budgeting category. The program also improved its overall ranking, coming in at No. 67 among the 269 public affairs graduate programs in the nation and holding steady at No. 4 in the state.

The Department of Rehabilitation & Health Services master’s in rehabilitation counseling program also ranked well, coming in at No. 13 in the nation and tied for No. 1 in Texas. The college offers eight other master’s-level programs, including behavior analysis, health data analytics and speech-language pathology, as well as online certification programs in areas such as behavior analysis and aging.

“These rankings show our college's continued dedication to excellence and to providing our students with a top-tier education,” said Nicole Dash, UNT’s dean of the College of Health and Public Service. “All of these top rankings speak to the expertise of our faculty and the overall high quality of our programs. While we know rankings aren't everything, it's always an honor to have outside entities recognize our achievements.”

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