More Than 50 Schools and Specialties Earn Top 25 Spots Nationwide
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Numerous University of Maryland programs garnered accolades in U.S. News & World Report’s 2023-24 Best Graduate Schools lists released today, with 53 top-25 rankings in overall and specialty categories.
Combined with the previous university-wide and 17 undergraduate program rankings in U.S. News’ 2022-23 Best Colleges, UMD has 70 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.
“At the University of Maryland, we are committed to providing our graduate students with a world-class advanced education, opportunities for research and top-ranked professional programs,” said President Darryll J. Pines. “The rankings announced today are a testament to the exceptional work of our faculty, staff and students, who exude excellence and drive our university fearlessly forward."
The rankings are based on statistical surveys of more than 2,200 programs and reputation surveys sent to nearly 19,000 academics and professionals, conducted in fall 2022 and early 2023. U.S. News said this year that it placed a greater emphasis this year on outcomes, recognizing that students’ ultimate goal in attending graduate school is likely to become a practicing professional.
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.
In terms of overall placement, the A. James Clark School of Engineering was No. 19 and the School of Public Policy was No. 25, rising 10 places among public affairs schools since last year. The College of Education is ranked No. 27, moving up in nearly every program, while the School of Public Health was ranked No. 28.
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:
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