By Janelle Hanson, communications specialist, University Marketing & Communications
The 2019 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 from U.S. News.
Other programs are ranked every few years.
Here’s how the U performed:
- David Eccles School of Business
- Full-time MBA jumps 13 spots from No. 57 coming in at No. 44
- Part-time MBA leaps from a seven-way tie for 108th place to No. 60, a staggering 48-spots
- Entrepreneurship landing 24th
- College of Social Work, last ranked in 2016, lands at 38th, rising 15 spots
- School of Medicine
- Medical primary care climbs eight spots from the 2018 rankings to 26th
- Medical research ranks 41st
- College of Education jumps eight spots, coming in at 58th.
- College of Nursing moves up a spot to No. 30
- Doctor of nursing practice moves up three spots, clinching No. 19
- Nursing informatics ranks 6th
- Midwifery comes in at No. 9
- College of Engineering slides into No. 58, up two spots from 2018
- Mechanical engineering jumps 13 spots, landing 66th place
- Electrical/electronic/communications engineering rises 10 spots to No. 55
- Computer Science ranks 43rd
- Computer engineering moves up six spots into 49th
- Civil engineering is up three spots up to 67th
- Biomedical engineering/bioengineering ranks 38th
- Chemical engineering ranks 61st
- Materials engineering comes in at No. 64
- The S.J. Quinney College of Law ranks 54th
- Environmental law holds steady at No. 9
- College of Mines and Earth Sciences
- Earth Sciences moves up one spot from 2014 rankings into 41st
- College of Science
- Biology ranks 62nd
- Chemistry rises two spots from 2014 rankings to land at No. 32
- Organic Chemistry ranks 18th
- Mathematics ranks 34th
- Algebra/Number Theory/Algebraic Geometry ranks 12th
- Physics, last ranked in 2014, jumps four sports from No. 65 to No. 61
- Public Affairs comes in at 72nd
- College of Health
- Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders (Audiology) ranks 48th.
- Division of Occupational Therapy comes in at No. 44
- Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders (Speech Lang Pathology) lands at 30th
- Physical Therapy ranks 20th
- College of Pharmacy ranks No. 17
- Social Sciences & Humanities
- Department of Sociology lands at 71st place
- Department of Psychology ranks 75th
- Political Science Department comes in at 89th
- Department of History ranks No. 98
- English Department lands at No. 60
- Department of Economics ranks 83rd
- College of Fine Arts ranks 131st
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.
This year, the rankings will also be featured in the “Best Business Schools 2019” guidebook.
To see the full list of rankings, visit usnews.com/best-graduate-schools.