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Six UCLA graduate schools, programs rank among U.S. News & World Report’s top 5

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Graduate schools and programs at UCLA have once again been cited for excellence with six having been named among the top 5 in the country by U.S. News and World Report. Another five are among the top 10.

The rankings, released online today, will be published in the Best Graduate Schools 2020 guidebook, scheduled to hit newsstands this spring.

The graduate program rankings are based on experts’ opinions about program excellence and on statistical indicators that measure the quality of a school’s faculty, research and students. Surveys of more than 2,000 graduate programs and more than 22,000 academics and professionals in the disciplines were conducted in fall 2018 and early 2019.

This list includes the most recent U.S. News rankings for various UCLA graduate programs, some of which are not reviewed each year:

UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture
No. 2 (tied) among fine arts programs

UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies
No. 3 (tied) among education schools and No. 14 (tied) among library and information studies programs

David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
No. 5 among medical schools in primary care and No. 6 (tied) among medical schools in research

UCLA Anderson School of Management
No. 5 among part-time M.B.A. programs and No. 16 among business schools

UCLA Fielding School of Public Health
No. 11 among schools of public health

UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs
No. 13 (tied) among social work programs and No. 14 (tied) among public affairs schools 

UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science
No. 13 (tied) among computer science programs and No. 16 among engineering schools

UCLA School of Law
No. 15 among law schools

UCLA School of Nursing
No. 20 among nursing schools

Many other UCLA graduate programs housed in the UCLA College also fared well, including:

Clinical psychology (No. 1)
Psychology (No. 3, tied)
English (No. 6, tied)
Math (No. 7, tied)
Sociology (No. 8, tied)
History (No. 9, tied)
Political science (No. 12, tied)
Economics (No. 12, tied)
Earth sciences (No. 13, tied)
Chemistry (No. 15, tied)
Physics (No. 17, tied)
Biological sciences (No. 18, tied)

This is just the latest recognition for UCLA, which consistently performs well in a broad range of rankings. Last fall, UCLA was named the No. 1 U.S. public university in both the U.S. News Best Colleges ranking and Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education survey. In addition, UCLA was ranked the No. 1 college for transfer students by Money. UCLA was also named the No. 2 U.S public universities (No. 17 overall) by U.S. News in its 2019 World University Rankings and No. 3 American public university (No. 13 overall) in its Best Global Universities ranking.

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