AUSTIN, Texas—The University of Texas at Austin’s business school, education college, engineering college and school of law again ranked among the nation’s top 20 graduate programs in this year’s U.S. News and World Report magazine survey.
The magazine annually ranks graduate programs in business, education, engineering, law and medicine, and ranks certain other specialty programs in alternate years.
The University of Texas at Austin, whose graduate school rankings did not change from a year ago, continues its solid position among similar programs across the country. The university has remained consistent in its rankings for the past 10 years. For example, the School of Law ranked 15th in 1992, the School of Business ranked 20th and the College of Engineering ranked 8th.
Several Ph.D. programs and graduate specialties programs scored well in the magazine’s ranking of top graduate schools. The College of Engineering’s petroleum program, the Geology Department’s sedimentology/stratigraphy program and the History Department’s Latin American history program are ranked No. 1 in the nation.
“The U.S. News and World Report rankings verify again what we’ve long known. Many graduate programs at The University of Texas at Austin rank among the very best in the nation,” said Dr. Larry R. Faulkner, president of The University of Texas at Austin. “Only a select number of universities have business, education, engineering and law programs listed among the top 20 year after year.
“Few institutions can match the wide range of graduate programs we offer that are annually recognized as being among the best in higher education. These rankings are testimony to the high quality, dedication and commitment of our deans and faculty, who continue to maintain our reputation for academic excellence.”
The graduate schools are ranked using quantitative and qualitative measures. Rankings of Ph.D. programs are based on ratings of academic experts, including faculty and administrators.
The University of Texas at Austin’s graduate school rankings:
- Business — 18th, tied with Carnegie Mellon University
- Education — 13th
- Engineering —10th, tied with Carnegie Mellon University
- Law — 15th
Rankings of Ph.D. programs
- Biological sciences: 29th, tied with Cornell University, Emory University, Mayo Medical School, Vanderbilt University and Yeshiva University
- Chemistry — 12th, tied with Northwestern University
- Computer Science — 7th, tied with the University of Washington
- Geology — 11th, tied with Cornell University, Johns Hopkins University, Princeton University, the University of California at Los Angeles and the University of California at San Diego
- Applied mathematics — 11th, tied with Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Maryland at College Park
- Mathematics — 15th
- Physics — 13th, tied with the University of Maryland at College Park and the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor.
Social sciences and humanities:
- Economics — 21st, tied with Brown University and Duke University
- English — 18th, tied with Northwestern University, Rutgers State University at New Brunswick, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
- History — 22nd, tied with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
- Political science — 23rd, tied with State University of New York at Stony Brook, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the University of Washington
- Psychology — 17th, tied with Indiana University at Bloomington, Northwestern University, the University of California at San Diego, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the University of Virginia and the University of Washington
- Sociology — 16th, tied with Duke University and the University of Washington.
- McCombs School of Business: accounting — 3rd, management information systems — 3rd, entrepreneurship — 7th
- College of Education: administration/supervision — 7th, special education — 8th
- College of Engineering: aerospace/aeronautical/astronautical — 7th, chemical — 7th, civil — 4th, computer — 7th, environmental/environmental health — 6th, petroleum — 1st
- School of Law: dispute resolution — 8th, tied with Georgetown University and Northwestern University; trial advocacy — 7th, tied with Emory University; tax law — 6th
- Chemistry: analytic — 9th
- Computer science: systems — 9th, artificial intelligence — 5th
- Geology: tectonics/structure — 6th; hydrogeology — 6th; paleontology — 9th; tied with the University of Cincinnati; sedimentology/stratigraphy — 1st
- Physics: atomic/molecular/optical/plasma — 8th
- History: Latin American history — 1st.