U.S. News & World Report Best Grad Schools 2019 BadgeUNC Gillings School of Global Public Health is not only one of the largest public health schools in the country but also one of the most consistently recognized for excellence.

We are ranked the top public school of public health in the nation by U.S. News & World Report (2016 edition) and placed second among all public health schools. Several of our departments and programs have been recognized as among the best in the country. Please see our national rankings below to find out more.

Our faculty and staff also receive frequent recognition for their excellence in education, research and leadership in public health. While it would be impossible to list every award and honor, our Recognitions and Awards page highlights some of the most recent. Recognition often comes from the news media too. Our News page lists some of the more recent media coverage of our school or its research, faculty, staff and students.

Gillings School of Global Public Health Rankings

Schools of public health are ranked by U.S. News & World Report about every three or four years. The UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health has been ranked in the top three since graduate school rankings began.

Rank
Year
Category
Department
Organization
#1
2016 edition
School of public health, public school
U.S. News & World Report
#1
2012
Executive master’s program for physician-executives
Health Policy and Management
Modern Healthcare magazine
#2 (tie)
2016 edition
School of public health, overall
U.S. News & World Report
#2
Sept. 2011
Online Executive Master of Healthcare Administration
Health Policy and Management
The Best Colleges (thebestcolleges.org)
#2
2014
Nutrition graduate programs
Nutrition
Education Portal (education-portal.com/)
#3
2012 edition
Community/public health clinical nurse specialty
Public Health Leadership Program
U.S. News’ annual graduate school rankings
Top Three
2014
Nutrition graduate programs
Nutrition
Degree Directory (http://degreedirectory.org/)
#4
2011 edition
Biostatistics PhD program
Biostatistics
U.S. News & World Report
#5
2016 edition
Healthcare management, master’s program
Health Policy and Management
U.S. News’ annual graduate school rankings
Top Ten
2014
Master's degree programs, nutrition
Nutrition
The Best Schools (thebestschools.org)
#11 (tie)
2012 edition
Public health nursing program
Public Health Leadership Program
U.S. News’ annual graduate school rankings
#12 (tie)
2012 edition
Engineering, environmental/environmental health
Environmental Sciences and Engineering
U.S. News & World Report, “America’s Best Graduate Schools”

UNC-Chapel Hill Rankings

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill consistently ranks among the top public universities.

Rank
Year
Category
Organization
#1
2016
Best value in public colleges
Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine
#1
2014
Best value in public colleges
The Princeton Review
#1
2011 edition
Public university
U.S. News & World Report, “Great Schools, Great Prices”
#5
2014 edition (fourteenth consecutive year)
Public university
U.S. News & World Report, “Best Colleges”
#9
2016
Best value among all colleges
Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine

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