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2021 ‘Best Graduate Schools’

New rankings from U.S. News & World Report are out—see how the U ranked in the 2021 “Best Graduate Schools."

The 2021 rankings for U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Graduate Schools” are out. Professional university programs in business, education, engineering, law, medicine and nursing, including specialties found in each college, receive a rank each year. However, other university programs are ranked every few years.

Where the U ranks

David Eccles School of Business ranks No. 48

  • Entrepreneurship moved up five spots at No. 12
  • Part-time MBA jumps 10 spots to No. 34
  • Health Care Management ranks No. 43

College of Education ranks No. 63

College of Engineering moves up four spots to No. 51

  • Biomedical engineering/bioengineering ranks No. 37
  • Computer engineering comes in at No. 49
  • Electrical/electronic/communications engineering jumps to No. 58
  • Nuclear engineering ranks No. 26
  • Computer Science ranks No. 43

College of Fine Arts ranks No. 124

College of Health

  • Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders (Audiology) leaps 19 spots to No. 29
  • Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders (Speech Language Pathology) lands at No. 32
  • Department of Occupational and Recreational Therapies rises two spots to No. 42
  • Physical Therapy jumps seven spots to No. 13

The S.J. Quinney College of Law moves to No. 45

  • Business/Corporate Law ranks No. 30
  • Constitutional Law places at No. 44
  • Contracts/Commercial Law ranks No. 39
  • Criminal Law lands at No. 33
  • Environmental Law comes in at No. 9
  • Health Law rises to No. 32

School of Medicine

  • Medical primary care comes in at No. 20
  • Medical research comes in at No. 38
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology ranks No. 24
  • Physician Assistant ranks No. 4
  • Public Health comes in at No. 89

College of Mines and Earth Sciences

  • Earth Sciences comes in at No. 41

College of Nursing

  • Doctor of nursing practice ranks No. 22
  • Master’s ranks No. 30
  • Midwifery comes in at No. 9

College of Pharmacy jumps three spots to No. 14

Public Affairs comes in at No. 79

College of Science

  • Algebra/Number Theory/Algebraic Geometry ranks No. 12
  • Biology ranks No. 62
  • Chemistry comes in at No. 32
  • Mathematics ranks No. 34
  • Organic Chemistry ranks No. 18
  • Physics comes in at No. 61

Social Sciences & Humanities

  • Department of Economics ranks No. 83
  • Department of History ranks No. 98
  • Department of Psychology ranks No. 75
    • Clinical Psychology ranks No. 56
  • Department of Sociology lands at No. 71
  • Department of English lands at No. 60
  • Department of Political Science comes in at No. 89

College of Social Work comes in at No. 44

The rankings are based on a number of factors including expert opinions about program excellence and statistical indicators that measure the quality of a university’s students, faculty and research.

The rankings will also be featured in the "Best Business Schools 2021” guidebook.

To see the full list of rankings, visit