Carnegie Mellon University
March 13, 2012

News Brief: Graduate Study Programs Retain #1 Ranking in US News

Two Carnegie Mellon graduate courses of study — information and technology management at the Heinz College and multimedia/visual communications at the College of Fine Arts — have held on to their number one ranking in U.S. News & World Report’s 2013 “America’s Best Graduate Schools.” Both tracks were ranked #1 in 2009, the last time U.S. News & World Report rated programs in these categories.

In other 2013 graduate rankings:

CMU’s College of Engineering was rated 7th overall, 4th in computer engineering, 7th in both electrical (tied with University of Michigan) and environmental engineering (tied with Virginia Tech), 11th in both civil engineering and mechanical engineering, 14th in both materials science engineering (tied with Purdue University) and chemical engineering, and 27th in biomedical engineering (tied with Harvard and University of California-Irvine).

The College of Fine Arts ranked 7th overall (tied with Cranbrook Academy of Art and Maryland Institute College of Art), 3rd in industrial design, 4th in graphic design, 12th in sculpture, and 20th in both photography (tied with San Francisco Art Institute and Temple University) and painting/drawing (tied with Tufts University-School of the Museum of Fine Arts).

The Heinz College ranked 9th overall in public affairs (tied with University of Kansas and University of Washington (Evans)), 7th in public policy analysis, 8th in environmental policy and management, 13th in public finance and budgeting, 16th in health policy and management and 21st in nonprofit management (tied with North Carolina State University and Arizona State University).

The Tepper School of Business’ full-time MBA program ranked 18th overall and its part-time MBA program ranked 12th. It ranked 2nd in information systems, 4th in production/operations management, 8th in supply chain/logistics, 18th in finance and 21st in entrepreneurship (tied with Brigham Young University, Northwestern University and Washington University in St. Louis).

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