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UT Dallas Graduate Programs Rise in U.S. News & World Report Rankings
March 28, 2019
U.S. News & World Report recognized The University of Texas at Dallas as the highest-ranked engineering graduate program in North Texas and the fourth-strongest in the state. In the national rankings, the bioengineering program jumped nine spots to No. 69, and the mechanical engineering program rose 10 places to No. 77.
U.S. News & World Report has recognized The University of Texas at Dallas’ graduate school programs in public affairs, engineering and business as among the best in the country in its most recent rankings.
The UT Dallas program showing the greatest leap in the rankings was the public affairs program in the School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences. It climbed 11 spots to No. 53.
Two programs in the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science also made big strides in the U.S. News rankings of Best Grad Schools released March 11. The bioengineering program jumped nine spots to No. 69, and the mechanical engineering program rose 10 places to No. 77.
Overall, the Jonsson School tied with the University of Arizona and Stony Brook University – SUNY for the 64th best graduate engineering school out of 219 in the country. Additionally, UT Dallas has the highest-ranked engineering graduate program in North Texas. Statewide, it trailed only UT Austin, Texas A&M University and Rice University.
“It’s gratifying to receive this kind of validation of the success of our young institution. I believe we will keep rising as our programs grow and more world-class faculty and students join our ranks.”
“This is one more recognition of the high quality of our faculty and students and our excellent research infrastructure,” said Dr. Juan González, dean of graduate education and associate provost. “It’s gratifying to receive this kind of validation of the success of our young institution. I believe we will keep rising as our programs grow and more world-class faculty and students join our ranks,” he said.
The Naveen Jindal School of Management also made the grade, climbing two spots to No. 38 in the category of Best Business Schools, a ranking that placed it in the top 10 percent of the 475 schools surveyed across the country. It tied for 38th with Michigan State University and placed third in Texas only behind UT Austin and Rice.
The Jindal School’s information systems program was ranked 17th, and its accounting program was 47th. In addition, the supply chain management program took the No. 20 spot. UT Dallas’ part-time MBA climbed three spots to No. 17 and tied with Georgia Institute of Technology, Rice, the University of Massachusetts Amherst and Washington University in St. Louis.
Each year, U.S News ranks professional school programs in business, education, engineering, law, medicine and nursing. The rankings 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 conducted in fall 2018 and early 2019 that are sent to more than 2,000 graduate programs and from reputation surveys sent to more than 22,000 academics and professionals in the disciplines. U.S. News periodically ranks programs in science, social sciences and humanities, and health. This year, public affairs programs were evaluated.