BUFFALO, N.Y. –The results are in: 34 University at
Buffalo graduate and professional degree programs have been cited
as among the best in the country by U.S. News & World Report in
its annual ranking of “America’s Best Graduate
Schools” published today.
UB Graduate Education dean and professor, Jaekyung Lee, PhD,
expressed pride in the Graduate School of Education (GSE) overall
ranking jumping 24 spots from 79 to 55, and the online program
ranking of 25.
“Big progress in this national ranking—we are now
placed within the top 15 percent of education schools –
signifies GSE’s continuous improvement towards national
prominence. Our goal is to have real impact on education beyond the
numbers, and we still have a long way to go,” said Lee.
In the U.S. News’ health sciences category, three UB
programs have a No. 17 ranking: audiology, the doctor of pharmacy
(PharmD) program and the nurse anesthesia program.
The School of Social Work is ranked 26.
UB’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences’
overall placement moved from 61 to 60 and distinguished itself in
the U.S. News rankings of engineering disciplines of chemical
engineering, which moved from 43 to 36 and mechanical engineering,
which moved from 68 to 49. UB programs in aerospace engineering
(39), civil engineering (31), electrical engineering (77),
environmental engineering (46), and industrial engineering (25)
also were ranked among the best by U.S. News.
“We are pleased that the excellence of our engineering
degree programs has been recognized in the rankings again this
year, most especially because our programs are also highly
affordable,” said Liesl Folks, dean of the School of
Engineering and Applied Sciences.
Other UB programs ranked in the health sciences category include
clinical psychology (42), occupational therapy (36), physical
therapy (51), public health (36), rehabilitation counseling (23)
and speech-language pathology (25).
The UB School of Management was ranked 74 out of 453 MBA
programs surveyed—up another spot from last year’s 14
“This ranking is further evidence of how our efforts to
enhance the quality of our academic programs and global reputation
are paying off,” said Arjang Assad, dean of the School of
The UB Law School is again ranked among the top tier at No. 100
and UB’s School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences is ranked
No. 64 in the research category among the nation’s top
Among the best programs in the social sciences, arts and
humanities, UB’s PhD program in English is ranked No. 44 in
the country; the university’s PhD program in psychology is
ranked No. 63 and the master of fine arts program (MFA) is ranked
No. 72. UB’s master’s program in library and
information studies is ranked No. 39. Other UB rankings include
history (92), political science (76) and sociology (78).
Several UB programs were included in the U.S. News rankings of
the best programs in the sciences: biostatistics (70), biological
sciences (115), chemistry (76), computer science (63), geology
(88), mathematics (73) and physics (85).