CU graduate programs get high national rankings
Graduate programs across the University of Colorado system continue to earn national prominence based on the latest annual rankings from U.S. News & World Report. Schools and programs at the four CU campuses notch 28 mentions in the 2013 edition of Best Graduate Schools (U.S. News Media Group), including 10 ranked in the top 10 of their fields.
CU-Boulder’s 2013 rankings are:
No. 1: CU-Boulder retains top honors for the atomic/molecular/optical physics program, tied with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Top 10: Other CU-Boulder programs ranking in the top 10 nationally are environmental sciences (fifth), quantum physics (fifth), environmental law (fifth), physical chemistry (eighth) and the ceramics program in fine arts (eighth).
Some 11 other CU-Boulder schools and programs land on the national rankings within their fields: clinical psychology (18), physics (19), earth sciences (23), chemistry (26), psychology (29), biological sciences (30), College of Engineering and Applied Science (35), School of Education (38), computer science (39), School of Law (44) and Leeds School of Business (47 for part-time MBA schools).
In another ranking, twenty CU-Boulder doctoral programs were in the top 20 in a National Research Council study in 2011. The long-awaited findings from the NRC’s national study of doctoral programs at more than 200 universities were based on a comprehensive assessment of doctoral programs and are widely viewed as useful indicators of excellence.
CU-Boulder established its first graduate program in 1883 when it began offering the degrees Master of Arts and Master of Science. Today the university is redefining learning and discovery in a global context. CU graduate students work on groundbreaking research alongside Nobel laureates, former astronauts, trend-setting artists and musicians, climatologists, educators, civic leaders and many others.