U.S. News graduate school rankings released
The UI fares well in the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings of America’s best graduate schools. The 2009 edition of the magazine’s ratings of graduate programs is scheduled for publication April 7-14.
Among the standing of UI units based on the magazine’s rankings for 2008:
Business, 38; education, 25; engineering, 5; law, 27.
Within the UI business school, the accounting program was ranked No. 3 nationally. Within education, the UI curriculum/instruction program was No. 5; educational psychology, 4; elementary education, 10; secondary education, 9; special education, No. 4.
The aerospace/aeronautical/astronautical engineering program at Illinois was ranked 7; chemical engineering, 10; civil, 2; computer, 5; electrical/electronic/communications, 4; environmental/environmental health, 3; materials, 2; mechanical, 6.
Computer science was ranked No. 5. Specialties within computer science: artificial intelligence, 7; programming language, 6; systems, 6.
The UI graduate program in mathematics was ranked No. 18; discrete mathematics and combinations, 9; logic, 4.
The UI graduate physics program was ranked eighth. Nuclear physics was ranked No. 8, and quantum physics, 7.
The doctoral program in clinical psychology at Illinois was ranked ninth;speech-language pathology also was ranked No. 9.
The UI master of fine arts program was ranked No. 21.
A number of other UI units highly ranked in previous years are cited in the magazine.