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Nationally Ranked Programs
  • Master of Health Administration ranked 19th in the country by Modern Healthcare magazine (2014) (School of Public Health).
  • Audiology ranked 12th and Speech Pathology is ranked 15th nationally by U.S. News & World Report 2015 (School of Communication Sciences and Disorders).
  • Rehabilitation Counseling ranked 17th in the country by U.S. News & World Report 2011-2012 (College of Education, Health and Human Sciences).
  • The Ph.D. program in Rhetoric in the Department of Communication ranked 13th in the nation by National Communication Association (College of Communication & Fine Arts). 

National Recognition of Diversity in Graduate Programs

The Graduate School at the University of Memphis was awarded the 2006 Council of Graduate Schools/Peterson's Award for Innovation in Promoting an Inclusive Graduate Community.

The June/July 2006 publication of Diverse (formerly Black Issues in Higher Education), reported that for approximately 11 years now, the University of Memphis (U of M) continues to be recognized as one of the Top 100 producers of African-American baccalaureate and advanced degrees when compared with Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) and with other Traditionally White Institutions (TWI) in the following areas:

Graduate and Professional Degrees:

  • HBCU's vs. TWI's - All disciplines combined - U of M ranked 46th of the top 100 producers of African American master's degrees.
  • U of M ranked 53rd of the top 100 producers of African American doctoral degrees, ranked 76th when all minority groups are combined and ranked 69th for Asian American doctoral degrees.
  • In Education, U of M ranked 24th for African American master's degrees, 35th of the top 50 producers for African American doctorates, and ranked 44th for all minority doctorates.
  • In English Language, Literature, and Letters, U of M ranked 6th in this category for master's degrees awarded to African Americans and 29th for master's degrees awarded to all minority groups.
  • In Physical Science, U of M ranked 28th of Physical Science doctorates for all minority groups and ranked 15th for Asian American doctorates.
  • The Princeton Review ranked the Fogelman College of Business and Economics among Colleges of Business providing the "Greatest Opportunity for Minority Students."

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