UA Graduate Programs Reach National Heights
The UA’s graduate program in geology remains No. 1 on the 2013 U.S. News & World Report’s annual list of Best Graduate Schools.

Rebecca Ruiz-McGill
March 20, 2012

The University of Arizona's geology graduate program once again is ranked No. 1 in the nation and other UA programs in education, business and engineering jumped spots on U.S. News & World Report’s 2013 list of Best Graduate Schools.

The Best Graduate Schools rankings evaluate programs in business, education, engineering, law and medicine. In addition to the five professional disciplines ranked annually, U.S. News periodically ranks programs in the sciences, social sciences, humanities, health sciences and other disciplines.

For 2013, several disciplines within the UA College of Science and the Eller College of Management ranked in the top 10.

UA colleges moving up in the ranks from 2012 include education to No. 51 from No. 66, engineering to No. 49 from No. 50, and the Eller business school to No. 57 from No. 63.

Several graduate programs in the College of Science made the top 10, including speech, language and hearing sciences at No. 5, ecology and evolutionary biology at No. 9, Earth and environmental sciences at No. 7, geochemistry at No. 10, atomic, molecular and optical physics at No. 7 and analytical chemistry at No. 6.

Two Eller graduate school programs jumped in their top-10 rankings from 2012 to 2013 – the management information systems program climbed to No. 5 from No. 7 and the McGuire entrepreneurship program jumped to No. 8 from No. 10.

Other highlights include a top-10 ranking for the College of Education’s rehabilitation counseling graduate degree program at No. 6.

The College of Pharmacy doctoral program ranked No. 10, the College of Nursing ranked No. 32, the James E. Rogers College of Law ranked No. 43 and the College of Medicine ranked No. 57.

U.S. News analyzed more than 1,200 graduate programs in assessing this year’s rankings. The data come from surveys of administrators at more than 1,200 programs and some 13,000 academics and professionals, conducted during the fall of 2010 and early 2011.