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UT Austin Ranks in Top 4 Public Universities for Graduate Programs

The University of Texas at Austin is one of the nation’s top public universities for graduate programs, according to US News and World Report.

US News recently released the latest edition of its ranking of the best graduate schools for 2023.

UT Austin is one of only four public universities with 50 or more specialties ranked in the top 10 in the nation and offers five #1-ranked specialty programs. Five of UT Austin’s graduate colleges also rank in the top 10: the Cockrell School of Engineering (no. 6), the LBJ School of Public Affairs (No. 10), the Steve Hicks School of Social Work (#7), Jackson School of Geosciences (No. 6, ranked in Earth sciences) and the information school (#5, ranked under library and information science).

Public universities with most doctoral schools and specialties ranked in the Top 10 for 2023

  • 1. University of California, Berkeley: 122
  • 2. University of Michigan: 118
  • 3. University of California, Los Angeles: 61
  • 4. The University of Texas at Austin: 55
  • 5 (tie). University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: 41
  • 5 (tie). University of Wisconsin: 41
  • 7 (tie). University of Washington: 40
  • 7 (tie). University of Illinois: 40
  • 9. Indiana University: 26
  • 10 (tie). Ohio State University: 22
  • 10 (tie) Pennsylvania State University: 22

The five UT Austin specialties ranked #1 in the nation, according to US News & World Report, are accounting in the McCombs School of Business, petroleum engineering at the Cockrell School of Engineering, geology at the Jackson School of Geosciences, and Latin American population history and sociology, liberal arts college.

Other highlights of the report include:

  • The Cockrell School of Engineering moved up six places to 6th overall.
  • The Jackson School of Geosciences has made progress in every field in which it is ranked except geology, where it was already #1.
  • The College of Natural Sciences had 11 programs and specialties ranked in the top 10, the most of any college or school at UT Austin.
  • Computing (#9) earned the top 10 rankings in all four majors within the discipline.
  • The McCombs School of Business (No. 18) made progress in six areas and has eight specialties ranked in the top 10.
  • The College of Education (#18) has five majors in the top 10.

U.S. News & World Report’s graduate rankings, which are published separately from the magazine’s annual undergraduate program rankings, are considered the gold standard for graduate and professional rankings, says UT Austin. They are based on surveys of university leaders and, for some programs, additional quantitative measures, including placement test scores, student-to-faculty ratios, research expenditures, and placement success.

The graduate schools, programs, and majors at UT Austin that U.S. News & World Report ranked in the top 30 are listed below. Rankings marked with * are based on the latest ranking available because these areas have not been revised for 2023, says UT Austin.

Business – 18

  • Accounting – 1
  • Business Analytics – 7
  • Entrepreneurship – 8
  • Finance – 15
  • Information systems – 6
  • International – 23
  • Management – ​​12
  • Marketing – 9
  • Production/Operations – 11
  • Project management – ​​7
  • Real Estate – 7
  • Supply Chain/Logistics – 20
  • Executive MBA – 17
  • Part-time MBA – 8

Education – 18

  • Curriculum/Education – 9
  • Education Policy – ​​11
  • Pedagogical administration/supervision – 5
  • Psychopedagogy – 9
  • Primary Teacher Training – 13
  • Higher Education Administration – 19
  • Secondary Teacher Training – 6
  • Special Education – 9

Engineering – 6

  • Aerospace/aeronautics/astronautics – 8
  • Biomedical / Bioengineering – 22
  • Chemical – 5
  • Civil – 6
  • Computer – 9
  • Electrical/Electronics/Communications – 9
  • Environment / Environmental Health – 3
  • Industrial/Manufacturing/Systems – 19
  • Materials – 14
  • Mechanical – 10
  • Nuclear – 17
  • Petroleum Engineering – 1

Health disciplines (other than nursing)

  • Audiology – 14*
  • Clinical Psychology – 10*
  • Pharmacy (UT Austin’s College of Pharmacy) – 7*
  • Social Work (UT Austin Steve Hicks School of Social Work) – 7
  • Speech therapy – 10*

Law – 17

  • Business/corporate law – 17
  • Constitutional Law – 11
  • Contracts/Commercial Law – 12
  • Criminal Law – 14
  • Dispute resolution – 22
  • Intellectual property law – 19
  • International Law – 21
  • Tax law – 15

Schools of Library and Information Studies (UT Austin School of Information) – 5*

  • Archives and Conservation – 4*
  • Digital Librarianship – 7*
  • Information systems – 8*

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  • Mastery – 23
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice – 24

Public Affairs – 10

  • Environmental policy – ​​9
  • International/Global Politics – 9
  • Non-profit management – ​​23
  • Public Management and Leadership – 21
  • Public policy analysis – 15
  • Social policy – ​​18

Sciences

Biological Sciences – 25

  • Ecology/Evolutionary Biology – 8

Chemistry – 17

  • Analytics – 3
  • Inorganic – 16
  • Organic – 18
  • Physics – 15

IT – 9

  • Artificial Intelligence – 10
  • Programming language – 9
  • Systems – 10
  • Theory – 7

Earth Sciences (Jackson School of Geosciences at UT Austin) – 6

  • Geochemistry – 17
  • Geology – 1
  • Geophysics and seismology – 4
  • Paleontology – 4

Mathematics – 14

  • Analysis – 7
  • Applied Mathematics – 9
  • Topology – 10
  • Statistics — 27

Physics – 15

  • Cosmology/Relativity/Gravity – 7
  • Elementary particles – 15

Social and human sciences

Economy – 22

English – 17*

  • American literature after 1865 – 18*

History – 11*

  • African American History – 10*
  • Latin American History – 1*
  • Modern American History – 16*

Political Science – 19*

  • American Politics – 20*
  • Comparative politics –18*

Psychology – 23

  • Behavioral Neuroscience – 8
  • Social psychology – 9

Sociology – 11*

  • Population sociology – 1*
  • Sex and Gender – 6*
  • Social stratification — 13*

Fine Arts – 23*

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