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UCLA has nation’s top graduate school for education, according to U.S. News and World Report

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In its annual ranking of the top graduate schools, U.S News and World Report has listed six UCLA professional schools and graduate programs among the top five in the country. Among them are UCLA’s graduate school in education and UCLA’s clinical psychology program, both of which were named No. 1. Another seven UCLA graduate schools and programs are listed among the top 10, demonstrating the quality, reputation and breadth of graduate-level education at UCLA.

The U.S. News 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. The data for the rankings come from statistical surveys of more than 2,000 programs and from reputation surveys sent to more than 20,500 academics and professionals, conducted in fall 2017 and early 2018.

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

UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies
No. 1 among education schools and No. 14 (tied) among library and information studies programs

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

David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
No. 4 among medical schools in primary care and No. 8 (tied) among medical schools in research

UCLA Anderson School of Management
No. 5 among part-time M.B.A. programs, No. 8 among executive M.B.A. programs, and No. 16 among business schools

UCLA Fielding School of Public Health
No. 10 (tied) among schools of public health and No. 14 (tied) among health care management programs

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

UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs
No. 14 (tied) among public affairs schools and No. 15 (tied) among social work programs

UCLA School of Law
No. 16 among law schools

UCLA School of Nursing
No. 20 (tied) 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)
Economics (No. 12, tied)
Political science (No. 12, tied)
Earth sciences (No. 13, tied)
Chemistry (No. 15, tied)
Physics (No. 17, tied)
Biological sciences (No. 18, tied)

(While dentistry schools are not included in U.S. News and World Report’s rankings, the UCLA School of Dentistry is widely considered among the nation’s best.)

UCLA consistently performs well in multiple rankings that use a wide range of criteria. Last fall, UCLA was named the No. 1 public institution in the nation in three separate assessments: U.S News and World Report Best Colleges rankings, the Times Higher Education World University Rankings and the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education Top Colleges rankings.

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