University of South Florida

College of Behavioral and Community Sciences


CBCS programs advance in US News & World Report Best Graduate Schools rankings

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Several programs in the USF College of Behavioral and Community Sciences are increasingly considered among the best in the nation according to rankings by U.S. News & World Report.

Two programs, social work and speech-language pathology, jumped multiple spots in the U.S. News & World Report’s 2024 Best Graduate Schools rankings released today. Social work moved up 11 spots in the rankings, from 94 to 83, and speech-language pathology moved up three spots, from 55 to 52. Several other programs are also ranked in the top 50: criminology (#18), rehabilitation and mental health counseling (#46), and audiology (#22).

“Today’s rankings are a reflection of the hard work and dedication of our faculty,” said Julie Serovich, dean of the College of Behavioral and Community Sciences. “Students who graduate from these programs benefit not only from high-quality instruction, but also real-world experience that prepares them for exceptional careers in some of the most in-demand fields. I am so proud of the education we provide.”

USF features 23 graduate programs ranked inside the top 100 among all public and private institutions, including 11 ranked in the top 50. The university's highest-ranked programs are industrial and organizational psychology, criminology, and audiology.

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The Mission of the College of Behavioral and Community Sciences (CBCS) is to advance knowledge through interdisciplinary teaching, research, and service that improves the capacity of individuals, families, and diverse communities to promote productive, satisfying, healthy, and safe lives across the lifespan. CBCS envisions the college as a globally recognized leader that creates innovative solutions to complex conditions that affect the behavior and well-being of individuals, families, and diverse communities.