Best Graduate Programs
U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 “Best Graduate Schools” rankings include 13 graduate programs at UTA.
Our highly ranked academic programs attract the best and brightest scholars from around the world and our faculty and students consistently receive national and international recognition.
U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 “Best Graduate Schools” rankings include 13 graduate programs at UTA.
UTA was awarded R-1: Doctoral Universities—Very High Research Activity designation by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, the definitive list for the top doctoral research universities in the United States. This puts the University in an elite group of 131 institutions, including Harvard, MIT, and Johns Hopkins.
UTA has 19 National Academy of Inventors fellows, the most of any institution in Texas and tied for the 5th most nationally.
According to the 2020 edition of Diverse: Issues in Higher Education magazine, UTA is No. 1 in Texas for awarding bachelor’s and master’s degrees to African American students. Nationally, the University is No. 11 for bachelor’s degrees awarded to African American students and No. 14 for master’s degrees. In addition, UTA is No. 17 for bachelor’s degrees awarded to Hispanic students and No. 11 for master’s degrees in the U.S., and is No. 1 in Texas and No. 17 nationally for master’s degrees awarded to all minority students.
Hispanic Outlook on Education magazine ranked UTA among its top 100 universities nationwide for Hispanic students. It was also No. 15 in bachelor’s degrees, No. 9 in master’s degrees, and No. 24 in total enrollment.
UTA ranks No. 1 nationally on Military Times' 2020 “Best for Vets: Colleges” list.
The educational nonprofit ScholarShot ranked UTA tied for first in Texas for serving first-generation, low-income students on its Texas Public University Report Card.
U.S. News & World Report ranked UTA with the fifth highest undergraduate ethnic diversity index among national universities in 2021.
Times Higher Education placed UTA 130th out of 181 universities in the United States on its 2021 World University Rankings.
U.S. News & World Report ranked UTA No. 26 on its 2021 list of the “Top Performers on Social Mobility” among national universities.
The Chronicle of Higher Education’s Almanac (2019) ranked UTA as the third fastest-growing doctoral public institution in the country.
In its 2019 list of the top national universities, Washington Monthly magazine ranked UTA No. 1 in North Texas and No. 111 in the U.S. The University is also No. 2 in Texas and No. 63 nationwide for best universities for adult learners and No. 23 for “Best Bang for the Buck” in the southern U.S.
College Consensus named UTA as one of the best online colleges for return on investment on its 2019 list. UTA is No. 1 in North Texas and No. 34 nationally.
UTA was named one of the "Best Schools for Latinos" by Latino Leaders magazine.
A University of Texas System survey on post-graduation earnings for baccalaureate graduates working in Texas found that UTA graduates have the highest first-year median wage of any non-medical UT System institution.
Study.com ranked UTA the No. 41 best online accredited college in the country.
The Princeton Review named UTA as one of the "Best of the West" in its 2019 Best Colleges: Region by Region rankings.
UTA was designated a 2010-2020 Carnegie Community Engaged Campus by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for service to the community and the public school system.
The American Society of Civil Engineers’ Structural Engineering Institute honored UTA’s ASCE Graduate Student Chapter as its graduate student chapter of the year in 2019 and 2017.
A report from the Brookings Institution ranks the University of Texas at Arlington among the nation’s top public universities in providing a high-quality college education to students from all income levels.
College Consensus ranked UTA No. 18 in the country on its 2019 "Most Innovative Online Colleges" list.
The SR Education Group ranked UTA No. 20 on its list of the best online colleges for 2019. The rankings use recent alumni salary data from PayScale and tuition rates across degree levels and programs to provide a list of the schools offering the best value to students.
Winds of Change magazine named UTA to its 2018-19 list of top 200 schools for Native American students pursuing STEM degrees, the fourth consecutive year it has been recognized.
College Factual ranked UTA in the top 15% of U.S. colleges and universities for veteran friendliness. The ranking is based on educational outcomes to veterans, active-duty military students, and their families.
U.S. News & World Report ranks CAPPA’s public affairs graduate program No. 117 in its 2021 “Best Graduate Schools” list.
UTA is ranked No. 9 in architecture degrees for Hispanic students, according to an annual list from The Hispanic Outlook on Education.
Intelligent.com ranked the Master of Public Administration program No. 1 in the country for 2020.
UTA was ranked No. 7 on Grad Report's list of the top 25 colleges that offer a master's degree in architecture. The ranking is based on the median salary of the program’s graduates one year after college.
Online College Plan.com ranked UTA’s online Master of Public Administration No. 15 in the nation for 2020.
UTA was ranked No. 13 on OnlineU’s 2019 list of the Most Affordable Online Colleges for MPA Programs.
The Master of Public Administration was ranked 15th in ValueColleges.com’s 2019 list of the best value online MPA programs.
Several College of Business master's programs are ranked among the nation's best in Eduniversal's 2019 Best Master's Rankings. The college's MS in Business Analytics is No. 20, the MS in Economic Data Analytics is No. 39, the MS in Information Systems and MS in Human Resource Management are both No. 40, the MS in Taxation is No. 43, the MS in Marketing Research is No. 45, the MS in Real Estate is No. 48, and the EMBA and MS in Accounting are both No. 50.
U.S. News & World Report ranked UTA's undergraduate business programs No. 132 in the nation in is 2021 rankings.
College Rank placed the UTA bachelor’s program in accounting No. 27 on its 2021 rankings of the best in the nation.
The College of Business’ Part-Time MBA program is ranked No. 112 on U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 “Best Graduate Schools” list.
UTA is ranked No. 12 among the “15 Best Online Master of Public Administration” degrees for 2020 by Great Business Schools.org.
CEO Magazine named the College of Business’ Executive Master of Business program No. 21 among Global MBA programs, No. 16 in the United States, and No. 1 in Texas. Its MBA program was named to the Tier 1 North American rankings.
CollegeChoice ranked the Master of Science in Human Resource Management degree program No. 5 in the nation for 2019. The MBA in Human Resource Management degree program ranked No. 6.
TFE Times ranked the College of Business' master's program in finance No. 2 in Texas and No. 40 in the nation for 2019.
College Rank placed UTA No. 12 on its list of the best master's programs in curriculum and instruction for 2021.
U.S. News & World Report ranks the College of Education No. 141 in its 2021 “Best Graduate Schools” list.
On its list of the Best Online Programs for 2020, U.S. News & World Report ranked the online master’s programs in education No. 35 in the U.S., up from No. 46 in 2019. This places them among the top 10% nationwide. Additionally, UTA was ranked No. 10 for best online master’s education program for veterans—up from No. 14 in 2019—and No. 20 for best online master’s programs in curriculum and instruction, a new ranking introduced this year.
Intelligent.com ranked UTA’s online master's degree programs in curriculum and instruction, educational leadership, science education, and math education No. 1 in the nation for 2020. It also ranked the online Master of Education degree program No. 24 in the U.S.
The Online Master's program in Curriculum and Instruction was ranked No. 1 in the nation by College Choice.
The College of Education was named one the nation’s top teacher prep programs in the first edition of Start Here to Become a Teacher, a new book from the National Council on Teacher Quality. UTA is in the 97th percentile, making it one of the top programs in Texas. The council also gave UTA an A+ grade.
The College of Education’s online graduate education program ranked No. 46 nationally in U.S. News & World Report's 2019 rankings.
U.S. News & World Report ranked UTA No. 96 among undergraduate computer science programs and No. 118 among undergraduate engineering programs in its 2021 rankings.
U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 “Best Graduate Schools” list ranks the College of Engineering No. 80 in the nation. The graduate program in aerospace/aeronautical/astronautical engineering is ranked No. 40, biomedical engineering/bioengineering No. 84, civil engineering No. 93, computer engineering No. 86, computer science No. 91, electrical/electronic/communications engineering No. 97, industrial/manufacturing/systems engineering No. 49, mechanical engineering No. 81, and materials engineering...
The SR Education group ranked UTA No. 9 on its list of "Best Online Colleges Offering a Master's in Civil Engineering" for 2019.
OnlineMasters.com ranked UTA No. 28 on its list of the Best Online Master in Electrical Engineering Programs for 2019. It was one of only two Texas universities in the top 40. The site also ranked UTA's Online Master in Industrial Engineering No. 25, the highest of any North Texas university.
U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 “Best Graduate Schools” list ranks the English graduate program No. 116 in the nation. The fine arts graduate program is No.135, and history is No. 132.
UTA’s online degree in criminology and criminal justice was ranked among the best in the country for 2020 by OnlineSchoolsReport.com.
The Department of Art and Art History’s Visual Communication Design program was ranked No. 44 in the country by Animation Career Review, an online resource for aspiring animators, game designers, graphic designers and digital artists.
U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 “Best Graduate Schools” list ranks the College of Nursing and Health Innovation’s master's program No. 85 in the nation.
Nursing School Hub ranked UTA No. 16 on its list of the most affordable online MSN programs in the country for 2020.
The Nursing Schools Almanac included UT Arlington’s College of Nursing and Health Innovation on its list of the 100 best nursing schools in the nation for 2020.
Learn.org ranked UTA No. 18 on its list of the Best Online MSN Degree Programs for 2020.
The online Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program was ranked as the best in the nation for 2020 by College Rank.net.
The online Master of Science in nursing degree program is ranked No. 7 nationally and second in Texas among nursing schools with hybrid or fully online MSN programs, according to Best Health Care Degrees.
The College of Nursing and Health Innovation is ranked No. 3 in the nation for veteran friendliness by College Factual. The 2019 rankings look for colleges that produce quality outcomes in nursing and offer support and resources to help veterans and active-duty military students thrive.
U.S. News & World Report ranked UTA No. 75 among 170 online graduate nursing programs across the country in its 2019 list.
The College of Nursing and Health Innovation is No. 1 in Texas and No. 10 in the country for non-traditional students, according to College Factual's 2019 rankings.
The College of Nursing and Health Innovation was designated a 2019 Center of Excellence in Nursing Education by the National League for Nursing.
The online Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree is ranked No. 6 on ValueColleges.com's Top 50 Best Value Online RN to BSN list.
The College of Nursing and Health Innovation was ranked No. 7 on the Top 20 Online Nursing Degree Programs list by OnlineSchoolsCenter.com.
UTA’s online accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program was ranked as the best in the U.S. by Nursing Process.org.
U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 “Best Graduate Schools” list ranks the College of Science’s graduate program in biological sciences No. 190, chemistry No. 145, mathematics No. 136, physics No. 119, psychology No. 190, and earth science No. 111 in the nation.
UT Arlington was ranked No. 1 among colleges with a fast-track online social work degree by Best Values Schools (2020).
U.S. News & World Report ranked the graduate social work program No. 51 in the nation on its 2021 “Best Graduate Schools” list.
The School of Social Work is ranked No. 1 in Texas and No. 3 in the nation for veteran friendliness by College Factual. The rankings look for schools and colleges the produce quality outcomes in social work and offer support and resources to help veterans and active-duty military students thrive.
UTA’s online Master of Social Work degree program was ranked No. 22 in the country for 2020 by OnlineSchoolsReport.com.
Intelligent.com ranked the Master of Social Work degree program No. 39 in the U.S. for 2020.
The MSW program offers the best value in Texas according to HumanServicesEdu.org's list of the Most Affordable CSWE-Accredited Master’s in Social Work Programs for 2019-20.
Best College Reviews ranked UTA No. 2 on its list of the Best Master’s in Social Work Online for 2019.