AMHERST, Mass. – The University of Massachusetts Amherst’s Isenberg School of Management’s Part-Time MBA program is ranked 16th in the nation in the latest edition of U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Graduate Schools.”
The School of Public Health and Health Sciences is ranked 25th.
The College of Education ranks 50th and the College of Nursing’s master’s program is ranked 54th.
The College of Engineering, which was ranked 59th overall, had eight of its specialties ranked among the top as well. Those rankings are chemical engineering, 35th; civil, 43rd; computer 33rd; electrical/electronic/communications, 51st; environmental/environmental health, 31st; industrial/manufacturing/systems, 37th; materials, 39th and mechanical 59th.
The 2016 edition of the rankings, released March 10, includes new information in some fields and reiterates other rankings that are not measured each year.
In the College of Natural Sciences, which was in the 2015 guide, biological sciences was ranked 55th; chemistry, 56th; earth science, 49th; math 60th, and physics, 50th. In addition, the School of Computer Science was ranked 25th and its artificial intelligence specialty, 12th.
Two specialties within sociology were highly ranked in their latest round, the 2014 edition: sex and gender, 8th, and sociology of population, 15th.
Other rankings that are the latest in their fields include: English, 50th; history 60th; sociology, 31st; political science, 68th, and psychology, 46th, all in the 2014 edition.
The following specialties were also ranked: audiology, 29th; clinical psychology 47th, and speech-language pathology, 45th, all in 2013.
Each year U.S. News & World Report ranks professional school programs in a number of fields, including business, education and engineering. The rankings are based on expert options about program excellence and statistical indicators that measure the quality of a school’s faculty, research and students. The latest rankings come from surveys of administrators at more that 1,900 programs and of more than 13,700 academics and professionals, conducted during the fall of 2014 and early 2015.