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Engineering, science and management graduate programs continue to excel

MIT tops several disciplines in U.S. News & World Report annual rankings

MIT continues to excel in its engineering, science and management graduate programs, according to the latest U.S. News & World Report annual rankings.

MIT’s School of Engineering was again ranked number one in the magazine’s annual evaluation of U.S. graduate school programs, which hits newsstands next week. The School of Engineering has achieved the top score in the U.S. News rankings each year since the rankings were created in 1990.

MIT also received top marks for the following specialties within its graduate engineering program: aeronautics and astronautics, chemical engineering, electrical engineering, materials engineering and mechanical engineering.

The MIT Sloan School of Management jumped from fifth to third among the nation’s MBA programs, according to the magazine (Harvard and Stanford were tied for first). Sloan’s specialty programs in information systems, production/operations and supply chain/logistics were again ranked first.

The magazine this year updated its rankings of doctoral programs in the sciences. The Institute’s graduate programs in chemistry, physics, mathematics and earth sciences were all rated number one. In biological sciences, MIT was tied for second with Harvard, with Stanford occupying the top position.

MIT’s graduate program in computer science shared the top position with Carnegie Mellon, Stanford, and the University of California, Berkeley.

U.S. News does not issue annual rankings for all doctoral programs but, instead, revisits them every few years. Last year, for example, U.S. News evaluated economics doctoral programs, and MIT tied for first place with Harvard, Princeton and the University of Chicago.

Each year, U.S. News ranks professional-school programs in business, education, engineering, law and medicine. These rankings are based on two types of data: expert opinions about program quality, and statistical indicators that measure the quality of a school’s faculty, research, and students. Rankings of programs in the sciences, social sciences and humanities, meanwhile, are based solely on the ratings of academic experts.

The magazine's annual ranking of U.S. undergraduate schools is due to be published in August.

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