Best Graduate Programs
U.S. News & World Report’s 2022 “Best Graduate Schools” rankings include 16 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 2022 “Best Graduate Schools” rankings include 16 graduate programs at UTA.
UTA has the third-highest undergraduate diversity index, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2022 rankings.
U.S. News & World Report ranked UTA No. 26 on its 2022 list of the “Top Performers on Social Mobility” among national universities.
U.S. News & World Report’s 2022 “Best Colleges” list includes UT Arlington at No. 288.
UTA ranks No. 1 nationally on Military Times' 2021 “Best for Vets: Colleges” list.
A 2021 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.
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 was included on Winds of Change magazine’s unranked list of the "Top 200 Universities for Indigenous Students" for 2021.
Intelligent.com ranked UTA’s master’s degree programs No. 7 in the U.S. for 2021.
U.S. News & World Report lists UTA as No. 5 in the nation for universities that enroll the most transfer students.
UTA was designated an Asian American Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution for the first time in 2021.
UTA has 19 National Academy of Inventors fellows, the most of any institution in Texas and tied for the 5th most nationally.
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.
According to the 2021 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. 12 for bachelor’s degrees awarded to African American students and No. 13 for master’s degrees. In addition, UTA is No. 15 for bachelor’s degrees awarded to Hispanic students and No. 11 for master’s degrees in the U.S.; No. 1 in Texas and No. 15 nationally for master’s degrees awarded to all minority students; and No. 13 nationally for bachelor’s degrees awarded to all minority students.
In 2021, Newsweek and the publisher of Make magazine included UTA on its non-ranked list of the “Best Maker Schools in Higher Education.” The list features schools that are supported by educators committed to collaborative problem-solving; have well-developed makerspaces, labs, and studios; and support diverse, interactive communities that engage in knowledge and skill sharing.
UTA was recognized among 150 colleges and universities for excellence in the development and support of dynamic and innovative transfer pathways for community college transfer students on Phi Theta Kappa's 2021 Transfer Honor Roll.
Washington Monthly ranked UT Arlington the top national university in the Metroplex and the No. 9 “Best Bang for Your Buck” in the South for 2021.
UTA ranked among the top 100 universities worldwide in two areas of the 2021 Times Higher Education Impact Rankings, which assess a university’s progress toward the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. The two areas are Sustainable Cities and Communities, which highlights efforts to “make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable,” and Partnerships for the Goals, which encompasses efforts to “strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development.”
In 2020, 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.
UTA was granted 23 patents in 2020, contributing to the UT System’s overall No. 4 ranking in the list of Top 100 Worldwide Universities Granted U.S. Utility Patents in 2020. The list was compiled by the National Academy of Inventors and the Intellectual Property Owners Association.
The Chronicle of Higher Education’s Almanac ranked UTA as the seventh fastest-growing doctoral public institution in the country.
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.
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 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. 95 in its 2022 “Best Graduate Schools” list.
Great Value Colleges ranked UTA’s accelerated online public administration master’s program No. 20 in the nation overall and No. 1 for lowest tuition among the top 50.
Intelligent.com ranked the Master of Public Administration program No. 3 in the country for 2021.
UTA is ranked No. 9 in architecture degrees for Hispanic students, according to an annual list from The Hispanic Outlook on Education.
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.
UTA is ranked No. 12 among the “15 Best Online Master of Public Administration” degrees for 2020 by Great Business Schools.org.
The College of Business’ Part-Time MBA program is ranked No. 66 on U.S. News & World Report’s 2022 “Best Graduate Schools” list.
In 2021, the College of Business received reaccreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.
Intelligent.com ranked UTA’s master’s program in human resource management No. 9 in the country for 2021.
College Rank placed the UTA bachelor’s program in accounting No. 27 on its 2021 rankings of the best in the nation.
U.S. News & World Report ranked UTA's undergraduate business programs No. 132 in the nation in is 2021 rankings.
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.
Ranked in Eduniversal's 2019 Best Master's, 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.
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.
U.S. News & World Report ranks the College of Education No. 154 in its 2022 “Best Graduate Schools” list.
College Rank placed UTA No. 12 on its list of the best master's programs in curriculum and instruction for 2021.
The College of Education is only the second institution in Texas to complete national accreditation through the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation while also retaining its NCATE/CAEP accreditation.
Intelligent.com ranked UTA’s Master’s in Education degree programs No. 2 in the U.S. It also ranked the online master's degree program in curriculum and instruction, No. 5 in the nation for 2021.
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.
U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 list of Best Online Programs ranked the College of Education’s online master’s program as No. 16 in the country for veterans and its online master’s program in curriculum and instruction as No. 19. The college’s overall online master’s programs are No. 52 nationally.
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’s 2022 “Best Graduate Schools” list ranks the College of Engineering No. 84 in the nation. The graduate program in aerospace/aeronautical/astronautical engineering is ranked No. 44, biomedical engineering/bioengineering No. 89, civil engineering No. 95, computer engineering No. 83, computer science No. 91, electrical/electronic/communications engineering No. 85, industrial/manufacturing/systems engineering No. 50, mechanical engineering No. 83, and materials engineering No. 83.
U.S. News & World Report ranked UTA No. 114 among undergraduate engineering programs in its 2022 rankings. Its computer science program ranked No. 110.
Intelligent.com ranked UTA’s master's program in construction management No. 31 in its 2021 assessment, calling it the “best interdisciplinary program.”
For 2021, Intelligent.com ranked UTA’s master program in civil engineering No. 33 in the country, calling it the “best for career development.”
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 2022 “Best Graduate Schools” list ranks the English doctoral program No. 131 and the history doctoral program No. 134.
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 2022 “Best Graduate Schools” list ranks the College of Nursing and Health Innovation’s master's program No. 60 and the Doctor of Nursing Practice program No. 100 in the nation.
UTA is ranked No. 1 on Study.com’s Best Nursing Colleges and Universities list for 2021. It also ranked its public health bachelor’s degree No. 6 in the country.
For 2021, Intelligent.com ranked UTA’s MSN program No. 22 in the country, calling it the “best for nursing education.”
The College of Nursing and Health Innovation was included on The Princeton Review’s list of the Best Online Nursing School Master's Programs for 2021.
The College of Nursing and Health Innovation is ranked No. 92 out of 194 institutions on U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 list of Best Online Programs.
Nursing School Hub ranked CONHI No. 16 on its list of Top 25 Most Affordable Online Master’s in Nursing Educator Programs for 2021.
Nursing Schools Almanac ranked the College of Nursing and Health Innovation in four different categories in its 2021 rankings: No. 6 overall in the Southwest region, No. 6 overall in Texas, No. 46 among public nursing schools, and No. 89 nursing school in the United States.
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.
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.