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Programs across campus shine in latest U.S. News grad school rankings

Business and Law programs maintain Top 40 spots; Education and Nursing jump up

BYU Graduate Rankings

  • Marriott School of Management: 31
  • J. Reuben Clark Law School: 38
  • Public Affairs (Marriott School): 56
  • College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences: 73
  • David O. McKay School of Education: 78
  • College of Nursing: 99

The latest version of the U.S. News Best Graduate School rankings saw big gains for BYU’s College of Nursing and the David O. McKay School of Education, while the Marriott School of Management and J. Reuben Clark Law School maintained high marks.
The nursing program jumped 16 spots over last year’s rankings, while the education program moved up 10 spots. The Law School and the Marriott School both held on to Top 40 ranks, with the Law School coming in at No. 38 and the Marriott School landing at No. 31.

"We are honored to hear of the increased ranking of the graduate programs in the David O. McKay School of Education," said Mary Anne Prater, dean of the McKay School. "The McKay School attracts top graduate students that are prepared for the rigors and challenging demands of our graduate school, while our faculty possess a wealth of experience, a solid research background and expertise in addressing the issues facing educators in today's complex world and the evolving field of education."

The McKay School came in at No. 78 overall while the College of Nursing landed in the Top 100, at No. 99. BYU’s Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering ranked just outside the Top 100 engineering programs, coming in at No. 105.

In other rankings, the Marriott School’s public affairs program was ranked No. 56 and the graduate accounting program was ranked No. 7. In rankings not updated since 2014, BYU's Mathematics program stayed at No. 73 and the Computer Science program landed at No. 90.

U.S. News & World Report releases two separate rankings twice a year: Graduate programs are ranked each spring, while undergraduate rankings appear each fall. See BYU’s most recent undergraduate rankings.

Jim Rasband, dean of BYU Law, expressed gratitude for this recognition of the Law School’s quality and noted the holistic approach the school takes to measuring success. 

"U.S. News’ criteria are not able to capture all that we are striving to accomplish at BYU Law," Rasband said. "No ranking can do that." 

Rasband also said he was pleased that U.S. News continues to reflect the outstanding credentials and quality of the students at BYU Law. 

"Our students have always been the crown jewel of the Law School and our graduates are finding success as judges, leaders of the bar, and leaders in their communities across the nation," he said.

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