Master’s programs earn top spots in U.S. News & World Report

U of M Twin Cities and UMD hold first and second rankings in MN for both Best School For Social Work and Best Business School.

U.S. News & World Report released the 2024 Best Graduate Schools rankings, and the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) was ranked among their lists for the best in the state.

Following the U of M Twin Cities, UMD earned the second-best ranking for both Best School for Social Work and Best Business School in Minnesota by U.S. News & World Report.

To help prospective graduate students find a school that fits their needs, U.S. News released its 2024 Best Graduate Schools rankings. They evaluate business, education, fine arts, health, law, library studies, nursing, public affairs, science, and social sciences and humanities graduate programs.

These rankings help prospective students aiming to unlock the opportunities that postgraduate education brings through exploring programs in various disciplines. This year’s edition of the rankings continues to place emphasis on outcomes, while expanding data on specialty graduate degree programs.

The U.S. News & World Report results reflect a wide variety of criteria, including graduation rates, indebtedness, faculty resources and expert opinion. For nearly 40 years, the rankings have been published to help students make informed decisions about what schools might provide the best educational resources for their needs.

Read each program's specific methodology for the most detailed explanations of how U.S. News determines their rankings. These statistics are one source of information among many that prospective college students can use to inform their college decision.
To learn more about UMD’s Social Work program and the Labovitz School of Business and Economics, visit our graduate programs page.


Header Image: UMD Campus from above, showing Weber, Ward Wells Fieldhouse and Chester Park, with Lake Superior in the background. Credit: University of Minnesota Duluth