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UCLA graduate schools, programs score highly in U.S. News and World Report rankings

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A dozen UCLA professional schools and graduate programs are ranked among the top 10 in U.S. News and World Report’s 2017 Best Graduate Schools survey, published online today. Another 16 schools and programs earned a spot in the top 20.  

UCLA’s impressive showing demonstrates its expansive academic excellence and reinforces its reputation as one of the country’s finest postsecondary institutions.

The graduate program rankings, which will be published in print in the Best Graduate Schools 2017 guidebook, are based on experts’ opinions about program excellence as well as statistical measures of faculty quality, research output and student achievement. Data are collected from statistical surveys sent to administrators at more than 1,900 graduate programs and from reputation surveys sent to more than 18,400 academics and professionals in the disciplines. The surveys were conducted during the fall of 2015 and in early 2016.

The following list includes the most recent U.S. News rankings for various UCLA graduate programs, some of which are not reviewed annually:

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

UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies
No. 11 among education schools and No. 14 among library and information studies programs

UCLA Fielding School of Public Health
No. 10 among schools of public health and No. 15 among health care management programs

David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
No. 6 among medical schools in primary care and No. 14 among medical schools in research

UCLA Anderson School of Management
No. 15 among business schools, No. 8 among executive MBA programs and No. 4 among part-time MBA programs

UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science
No. 14 among engineering schools and No. 13 among computer science programs

UCLA School of Law
No. 17 among law schools

UCLA School of Nursing
No. 12 among nursing schools

UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs
No. 19 among public affairs schools and No. 12 among social work programs

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

Clinical psychology (1)
Psychology (2)
Math (7)
History (9)
Sociology (9)
Political science (10)
Earth sciences (13)
Chemistry (15)
Economics (15)
Physics (18)
Biological sciences (19)

UCLA consistently performs well in multiple rankings that use a wide range of criteria. It ranked No. 2 among the nation’s public universities and No. 23 overall in the 2016 U.S. News and World Report Best Colleges RankingsU.S. News and World Report also ranked UCLA No. 8 in its 2016 Best Global Universities rankings.


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