BGSU graduate programs remain ranked among the nation's best by U.S. News and World Report

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio – Offering more than 80 comprehensive advanced degree options, Bowling Green State University has once again been nationally recognized for its top-tier academic programs in U.S. News and World Report's 2024 Best Graduate School rankings.

This year, many of the University's individual graduate programs took top honors, with most scoring among the 100 best in the nation. Included among the top 100 are industrial and organizational psychology (third nationally), statistics (72nd nationally), fine arts (73rd nationally), sociology (79th nationally) and clinical psychology (88th nationally).

BGSU also saw two individual programs soar in their respective rankings for 2024, including the speech-language pathology program, which climbed to No. 59 nationally and is among the top 25% of programs in the country. The BGSU public administration program also rose significantly in the rankings to No. 155 nationally, up 27 spots over last year.

"Bowling Green State University is proud to offer comprehensive, nationally recognized graduate degrees for our students," said Dr. Joe B. Whitehead Jr., provost and senior vice president at BGSU. "Bolstered by high-quality faculty, BGSU graduates are advancing their careers and meeting workforce needs through innovative degree offerings that support them in leading productive and meaningful lives.”

Honoring its legacy as a quality teacher training institution, BGSU also ranked No. 5 among Ohio's public universities and No. 139 nationally for Best Education Schools overall for 2024.

With courses offered through the College of Education and Human Development, the University's extensive master's and doctoral degree offerings prepare educators for further teaching in new and evolving disciplines and as leaders in administrative roles. Many programs are offered through BGSU Online, providing access to quality degrees taught by the same world-class faculty as the University's in-person programs in a flexible format.

In its 2024 Best Online Program rankings, U.S. News and World Report also honored BGSU online bachelor degrees as second best in Ohio and No. 57 nationally, placing the University's online undergraduate programs in the top 20% in the country.

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Updated: 04/10/2024 10:59AM