Top Social Work Program for Social Life

1 The University of Alabama 9.625
2 Florida International University 9.510
3 Delaware State University 9.333
4 Temple University 9.250
5 Michigan State University 9.083
6 Portland State University 8.875
7 CUNY Lehman College 8.833
8 University of Illinois at Chicago 8.833
9 Case Western Reserve University 8.667
10 The University of Texas at Austin 9.645
11 California State University, Dominguez Hills 8.625
12 California State University, Long Beach 8.500
13 University of Michigan-Ann Arbor 8.476
14 Florida State University 8.333
15 New Mexico State University-Main Campus 8.250
16 University of Georgia 8.100
17 Arizona State University 8.075
18 Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis 8.000
19 Alabama A&M University 7.988
20 Yeshiva University 7.950
21 Florida Atlantic University 7.917
22 University of Southern California (USC) 7.902
23 University of Pennsylvania 7.900
24 California State University, Fullerton 7.833
25 Hunter College – CUNY 7.792

In addition to rating their respective programs, students often post comments regarding their experiences. One Class of 2015 student earning her graduate degree from Lamar University online wrote: “My career as an international teacher takes me around the world, so being able to get my graduate degree while traveling is a complete blessing.”

Students can continue to review their programs at www.graduateprograms.com and qualify to win a $1,000 scholarship, awarded once per semester. Reviews will be incorporated into upcoming program rankings.

METHODOLOGY

Graduateprograms.com reaches current and recent graduate students through scholarship entries as well as social media platforms. These program rankings cover a period from September 1, 2012 to September 30, 2013. Graduateprograms.com assigns 15 ranking categories to each graduate program at each graduate school. Rankings cover a variety of student topics, such as academic competitiveness, career support, financial aid, and quality of network.

For a given graduate program, rankings are determined by calculating the average score for each program based on the 15 ranking categories. These scores are then compared across all ranked schools for that program and are translated into a final ranking for that graduate program, i.e., business and management. A given graduate program is not ranked until a minimum threshold of graduate student surveys is completed for that graduate program.