AUSTIN, Texas—The University of Texas at Austin’s schools of Business and Law and its colleges of Engineering, Education and Pharmacy each rank among the nation’s top 20 graduate programs in this year’s U.S. News and World Report magazine survey.
Using quantitative and qualitative measures, the magazine annually ranks graduate school programs in business, education, engineering and law. Certain other Ph.D. programs and specialty programs are ranked in alternate years based on ratings of academic experts, including faculty and administrators. This year, pharmacy and social sciences and humanities programs were evaluated. Not all fields are surveyed every year by U.S. News and World Report.
The University of Texas at Austin continues its solid position among graduate school programs across the country. Several Ph.D. and graduate programs were ranked among the nation’s top five in the magazine’s survey of top graduate schools.
The College of Engineering’s petroleum program and the College of Liberal Arts’ Latin American history program are ranked No. 1 in the nation. The College of Pharmacy is ranked No. 2. In the McCombs School of Business, the accounting and information systems programs are ranked No. 3. In the College of Engineering, the civil engineering program received a No. 3 ranking, while the environmental/environmental health program is ranked No. 5. In the social sciences and humanities category, the College of Liberal Arts’ sociology of population program is ranked No. 5.
The magazine also listed, but did not rank, top education schools for teacher preparation and top law schools for diversity. The University of Texas at Austin was included in both lists.
“The U.S. News and World Report rankings verify again what we’ve long known,” said Dr. Larry R. Faulkner, president of The University of Texas at Austin. “Many graduate programs at The University of Texas at Austin rank among the very best in the nation. 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 University of Texas at Austin’s graduate school rankings:
- Pharmacy — 2nd
- Engineering — 12th, tied with Cornell University
- Education — 15th, tied with Indiana University-Bloomington
- Law — 15th, tied with the University of California at Los Angeles
- Business — 18th, tied with Emory University and the University of Washington
Rankings of UT Austin Ph.D. programs and fields of study:
- McCombs School of Business:
- accounting — 3rd, information systems — 3rd, entrepreneurship — 9th, marketing – 9th, executive MBA — 12th, producation/operations — 13th, international — 15th, finance — 18th, management — 19th, supply chain/logistics — 19th
- College of Education:
- special education — 6th, administration/supervision — 8th, educational psychology — 12th, secondary education — 12th, curriculum/instruction — 14th, elementary education — 17th, higher education administration — 20th
- College of Engineering:
- petroleum — 1st, civil — 3rd, environmental/environmental health — 5th, chemical — 7th, aerospace/aeronautical/astronautical — 9th, computer engineering — 9th, mechanical — 10th, electrical/electronic/communications — 12th, biomedical/bioengineering — 15th, industrial/manufacturing — 18th, materials engineering — 26th
- School of Law:
- trial advocacy — 6th, law — 9th, international law — 14th, dispute resolution — 18th, environmental law — 18th, intellectual property law — 18th
- Social sciences and humanities:
- Economics — 25th
- labor economics — 14th
- English — 19th
- American literature after 1865 — 20th
- History — 19th
- Latin American history — 1st
- Political science — 25th
- Economics — 25th
- Psychology — 12th
- behavioral neuroscience — 12th
- social psychology — 13th
- Child Development and Family (College of Natural Sciences) — 66th
- Educational Psychology (College of Education) — 77th
- Sociology — 14th
- sociology of population — 5th
For more information contact: Richard Bonnin, Office of Public Affairs, 512-471-6358.