The University of Arizona's geology graduate program once again is ranked No. 1 in the nation and other UA programs in education, business and engineering jumped spots on U.S. News & World Report’s 2013 list of Best Graduate Schools.
The Best Graduate Schools rankings evaluate programs in business, education, engineering, law and medicine. In addition to the five professional disciplines ranked annually, U.S. News periodically ranks programs in the sciences, social sciences, humanities, health sciences and other disciplines.
Several graduate programs in the College of Science made the top 10, including speech, language and hearing sciences at No. 5, ecology and evolutionary biology at No. 9, Earth and environmental sciences at No. 7, geochemistry at No. 10, atomic, molecular and optical physics at No. 7 and analytical chemistry at No. 6.
Two Eller graduate school programs jumped in their top-10 rankings from 2012 to 2013 – the management information systems program climbed to No. 5 from No. 7 and the McGuire entrepreneurship program jumped to No. 8 from No. 10.
Other highlights include a top-10 ranking for the College of Education’s rehabilitation counseling graduate degree program at No. 6.
U.S. News analyzed more than 1,200 graduate programs in assessing this year’s rankings. The data come from surveys of administrators at more than 1,200 programs and some 13,000 academics and professionals, conducted during the fall of 2010 and early 2011.