The University of New Orleans is among the nation’s best graduate schools for public affairs and psychology, according to new rankings from U.S. News & World Report. UNO’s Master of Public Administration program is tied for No. 146, while its graduate program in psychology is tied for No. 177.
UNO is one of only two ranked Master of Public Administration programs in the state—the other is LSU. Only two other Louisiana institutions are nationally ranked for their graduate psychology programs—Tulane University and LSU.
According to U.S. News & World Report, the rankings are based solely on the results of a peer assessment survey. Deans, directors and department chairs representing 272 master’s programs in public affairs and public administration were surveyed. For psychology, academics at the 246 institutions that offer a doctoral degree in psychology were surveyed. Respondents were asked to rate the academic quality of each program.
The University of New Orleans is the only public urban research university in Louisiana. Earlier this year, it retained its status as a doctoral university with higher research activity, as determined by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, making it one of only four universities in the state to be classified in the top two tiers.