In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been more importance than ever placed on the health and public service fields -- and two of UNT's College of Health and Public Service programs rank among the nation's top 10 in U.S. News & World Report's 2021 Best Graduate Schools rankings.
UNT's Master of Public Administration program had two specialties recognized by U.S. News & World Report, coming in at No. 4 in homeland security and emergency management -- one rank higher than last year -- and No. 7 in local government management. The specialty in public finance and budgeting came in at No. 26, also higher than last year.
UNT's College of Health and Public Service offers nine master's-level programs, including behavior analysis, emergency management and disaster science, public administration, and speech-language pathology, in addition to online certification programs in areas such as behavior analysis and aging.
Other national rankings for UNT this year include No. 42 for the College of Visual Arts and Design's fine arts program and No. 68 for the College of Engineering's materials science and engineering program.
UNT offers 10 engineering master's programs, including artificial intelligence, biomedical engineering, cybersecurity, computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering, engineering management, engineering technology, materials science and engineering, and mechanical and energy engineering.
UNT offers more than 80 online program options including bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees, and undergraduate and graduate certificates. That includes two new fully-online certificates in data analytics the university began offering this summer. The 15-hour data analytics undergraduate and graduate certificate programs can be completed in as little as seven months.