Carnegie Mellon University
March 29, 2022

U.S. News & World Report Ranks 23 Carnegie Mellon Graduate Programs in Top Ten Nationwide

Ryan Scarpino
  • University Communications & Marketing
  • 412-627-3786

U.S. News & World Report announced today its 2023 Best Graduate Schools rankings, with Carnegie Mellon University placing in the Top 10 nationwide for 23 specialty areas, driving innovation and excellence in fields as varied as computer science, environmental policy and management, engineering, business analytics, discrete mathematics and cognitive psychology. These cutting-edge programs train and mobilize the next generation of students, workers and leaders to tackle real-world challenges and research that improves the lives of people all over the world.

Carnegie Mellon's expertise as a leader in computer science and technology education was specifically highlighted with three programs each ranked as No. 1 in the nation: artificial intelligence, programming language, and information technology and technology management.

"It is exciting to see CMU's long-held commitment to world-class graduate education and research recognized in these latest rankings from U.S. News & World Report," said CMU President Farnam Jahanian. "Carnegie Mellon is a place where students can hone their considerable talents and passions and push the boundaries of their fields. By ensuring our programs remain at the cutting-edge, CMU will continue to prepare today’s students to be tomorrow’s change-makers."

Of the 23 Top 10 ranked programs, 16 are listed in the Top 5 nationally, representing numerous colleges and specialty areas at CMU. The programs ranked in the Top 10 are:


College of Engineering (ranked No. 4 overall)

• Civil Engineering
• Computer Engineering
• Electrical Engineering
• Environmental Engineering
• Mechanical Engineering

Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences

• Cognitive Psychology
• Statistics

Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy

• Environmental Policy and Management
• Information Technology and Technology Management
• Public Policy Analysis

Mellon College of Science

• Discrete Math

School of Computer Science (ranked No. 2 overall)

• Artificial Intelligence
• Programming Language
• Systems 
• Theory

Tepper School of Business

• Part-time MBA
• Business Analytics
• Information Systems 
• Production Operations
• Project Management
• Supply Chain

In addition, CMU was ranked in the Top 10 for Fine Arts and Time-based/New Media Art in 2020, the last time those programs were assessed.

The 2023 Best Graduate Schools Rankings assesses 2,150 U.S. programs based on expert opinion about program excellence and statistical indicators that measure the quality of a school's faculty, research and students. U.S. News surveyed schools in fall 2021 and early 2022.

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