UB grad school programs again ranked among nation’s best by U.S. News & World Report

Release Date: March 14, 2017 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. – Several UB graduate and professional degree programs have been cited as among the nation’s best by U.S. News & World Report in its annual ranking of “America’s Best Graduate Schools” released today.

In the new rankings, the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences is rated among the top graduate school medicine programs in two categories: research (67) and primary care (77).

The UB School of Management is again ranked among the top business schools (73), an eight-point jump over the 2017 rating. The UB School of Law is also rated among the nation’s top law schools (106).

U.S. News also cited master’s and doctoral degrees offered by the UB School of Engineering and Applied Sciences among the most highly rated in the country for the ninth straight year (67). The graduate degrees are offered in all major fields of engineering.

The Doctor of Nursing Practice Program (DNP) in the UB School of Nursing was rated as one of the nation’s best (66). The Master’s in Nursing Leadership and Health Care Systems Program in the UB School of Nursing was also top-rated (97).  

The UB School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences is ranked among the top programs in the country (22). UB’s School of Public Health and Health Professions also remains top-rated (31). In addition, the UB School of Social Work was highly ranked by U.S. News (27).

The magazine again named doctoral and master’s degree programs at the UB Graduate School of Education among the best in the country (80).

In addition to the annual rankings of graduate programs in business, education, engineering, law, medicine and nursing, U.S. News has announced that, for the first time in four years, the magazine will also rank graduate programs in the fields of economics, English, history, library and information science, political science, psychology and sociology.

These rankings, based solely on academic experts' ratings, were last updated in 2013.

Among these programs, the online Master of Science degree in Information and Library Science offered by the UB Graduate School of Education was top-rated by U.S. News (22).

In addition, UB’s PhD program in English was ranked among the best in the nation (42).  The UB PhD program in clinical psychology (75) was also top-rated by the magazine.  

The U.S. News graduate school rankings are based on surveys of administrators at more than 1,970 programs and more than 16,500 academics and professionals conducted during the fall of 2016 and early 2017.

The Best Graduate Schools rankings in business, education, engineering, law, medicine and nursing are based on two types of data: expert opinions about program excellence and statistical indicators that measure the quality of a school's faculty, research and students.

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