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Graduate Programs Rise in U.S. News & World Report Rankings
March 22, 2016
U.S. News & World Report’s latest ranking of graduate schools has the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science tied at 73rd. This semester, the growing school celebrated the opening of the 220,000-square-foot Bioengineering and Sciences Building, the largest academic building on campus.
The Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science at The University of Texas at Dallas climbed three spots in U.S. News & World Report’s latest ranking of graduate schools, released last week.
UT Dallas tied with the University of Houston at 73rd place in the 2017 list. Also at No. 73 were Illinois Institute of Technology and the University of Connecticut.
UT Dallas has the highest-ranked North Texas engineering graduate program. Statewide, it trailed only The University of Texas at Austin, Texas A&M University and Rice University.
“We are pleased that our reputation and rankings continue to improve,” said Dr. Mark Spong, dean of the Jonsson School and holder of the Lars Magnus Ericsson Chair in Electrical Engineering and the Excellence in Education Chair. “With the exceptional growth that we are experiencing and the high quality of our students and faculty, I am confident that we will continue to rise in the rankings.”
“With the exceptional growth that we are experiencing and the high quality of our students and faculty, I am confident that we will continue to rise in the rankings. ”
Electrical/electronic/communications engineering ranked 66th, with mechanical engineering at No. 89 and materials science at 63. Computer science was not ranked this year. The last time it was ranked was in 2014, when it stood at 70.
The Naveen Jindal School of Management’s Full-Time MBA program also was listed in the rankings, earning 37th place in the nation. It is tied with the University of Florida and ranks fourth in Texas, behind UT Austin, Rice and Texas A&M.
UT Dallas’ Professional MBA program moved up three spots to 26, and its information systems program remains one of the nation’s top programs in this category at 16th. Production/operations programs were ranked 21st.
Two UT Dallas graduate programs in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences continue to be ranked among the nation’s top 20. The University’s audiology program tied at fourth, and its communications disorders program tied at 12th in the 2017 rankings.
Each year, U.S. News ranks professional school programs in business, education, engineering, law and medicine. The rankings in these areas are based on expert opinions about program excellence as well as statistical indicators that measure the quality of a school’s faculty, research and students. The data come from statistical surveys sent to administrators at more than 1,900 graduate programs and from reputation surveys sent to more than 18,400 academics and professionals in the disciplines.
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