UMass Amherst Graduate Programs Receive National Recognition in U.S. News & World Report Rankings

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Graduate programs in several science and social science disciplines at the University of Massachusetts Amherst rank among the best in the nation in fresh rankings featured in the 2020 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s Best Graduate Schools, which was released this month. 

This year, U.S. News published new rankings in several areas including public affairs and public health. UMass Amherst’s School of Public Health and Health Sciences is ranked 32nd. The School of Public Policy is at now No. 60 for graduate studies in public affairs, up from No. 64 last year and from No. 86 just three years ago.

Rankings of other graduate programs were not updated this year, but they were republished in the new guide. They include:

Fine arts program (82).

In the sciences—biology (54), chemistry (52), computer science (20), artificial intelligence (11), earth sciences (46), mathematics (55), physics (56), statistics (74). 

In the social sciences and humanities—English (57), history (44), political science (56), psychology (53), sociology (30) and sociology in the areas of sex and gender (6) and sociology of population (13). 

In health—audiology (30), speech language pathology (39), clinical psychology (50). 

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