Dozens of Specialties Placed in Top 25 Nationwide
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Scores of University of Maryland programs earned accolades in U.S. News & World Report’s 2023 Best Graduate Schools lists released today, with 56 top-25 rankings in overall and specialty categories.
Combined with the previous university-wide and 14 undergraduate program rankings in U.S. News’ 2022 Best Colleges, UMD now has 74 schools, colleges, programs and specialties on the publication’s top 25 lists, which are widely used by prospective students when considering where to apply to school.
The magazine each year ranks graduate programs in education, engineering, business (MBA), law, medicine and nursing, along with a rotating selection of specialty schools and programs.
This year’s group also included social work; doctoral program rankings in economics, psychology, math, statistics, biological sciences, computer science, chemistry and earth sciences; and a first-ever ranking of doctoral programs in biostatistics. Rankings in public affairs and public health schools and programs were updated as well.
In terms of overall placement, the School of Public Health ranked No. 19; the Robert H. Smith School of Business’ part-time MBA was No. 25; the College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences (CMNS) was No. 17 for computer science and No. 18 for physics; and the A. James Clark School of Engineering was No. 21 for graduate engineering.
For specific programs, the highlights this year include:
Since U.S. News doesn’t rank all graduate programs annually, other current honors for UMD from previous editions include:
The rankings are based on statistical surveys of more than 2,150 programs and reputation surveys sent to more than 23,200 academics and professionals, conducted in fall 2021 and early 2022.
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