Computer Science is #1
The School of Computer Science (SCS) is ranked first in the nation among graduate computer science programs in the 2011 edition of U.S. News & World Report magazine's "America's Best Graduate Schools." SCS, last ranked 4th in 2009, is tied for the top spot this year with MIT, Stanford and the University of California, Berkeley. In specialty categories, SCS ranks first in programming language, 2nd in artificial intelligence, 3rd in systems and 5th in theory.
"Carnegie Mellon strives to push the frontiers of research and education in computer science," said SCS Dean Randal E. Bryant. "We pursue a very broad agenda, spanning both the theory and design of computers, as well as how information technology can transform society and the lives of individuals. We are pleased to be counted among the top computer science graduate programs in the United States."
In other graduate rankings, the College of Engineering (CIT) kept its 6th overall ranking from a year ago. In specialty areas, CIT is 7th in electrical engineering, 7th in environmental engineering, 10th in civil engineering, 11th in mechanical engineering, 13th in materials science and engineering, 16th in chemical engineering and 29th in biomedical engineering.
The Tepper School of Business ranks 16th overall, 2nd in information systems and production/operations, 3rd in supply chain/logistics and 16th in finance. It ranks 9th for its part-time MBA program.
In U.S. News & World Report’s first-ever ranking of Ph.D. programs in statistics, Carnegie Mellon’s Statistics Department in the College of Humanities & Social Sciences ranks 9th for statistics and biostatistics departments.
In mathematical specialties, the Mellon College of Science's Mathematical Sciences Department is 3rd in logic, 10th in discrete mathematics and combinations, 11th in applied mathematics and 36th overall. The Physics Department ranks 30th, the Department of Biological Sciences 46th and the Department of Chemistry 49th.
U.S. News & World Report is also re-publishing some graduate program rankings from previous years. These include the following (year and ranking are in parentheses):
The 2011 edition of "America's Best Graduate Schools" will hit newsstands April 27. The "America's Best Graduate Schools" guidebook will be available April 20.