Baylor graduate programs fare well in latest U.S. News rankings
Such rankings are typically based on undergraduate education, which has long been Baylor’s bread and butter. But for those pursuing master’s and doctoral degrees, there’s another important U.S. News ranking: its “Best Graduate Schools 2020” guidebook, released in March. Here’s a quick look at how some of Baylor’s graduate programs fared in the latest rankings:
- Baylor Law School’s trial advocacy program came in at No. 2 in the country.
- The U.S. Army-Baylor master’s degree program in health care management ranked No. 9 nationally.
- The Louise Herrington School of Nursing’s nurse-midwifery program placed 10th in the most recent U.S. News rankings, while Baylor nursing’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program moved up 13 places to No. 41 and its online Master of Science in Nursing Leadership and Innovation ranked 42nd nationally.
- The Hankamer School of Business’ MBA in health care administration was ranked 17th nationally, and its graduate program in entrepreneurship ranked 24th.
- Baylor Law School moved up for the second straight year, reaching No. 48 nationally (second-best in Texas).
Other top-100 rankings: Baylor Law’s legal writing program (debuting at No. 53); the Hankamer School of Business (up to No. 57); graduate programs in the Diana R. Garland School of Social Work (up to No. 59); the Master’s of Public Health (MPH) degree programs with specialization in community health (debuted at No. 62); Baylor’s online MBA program (No. 73); statistics (No. 83); biology (No. 85); sociology (No. 87); chemistry (No. 88); psychology (No. 98); and earth sciences (No. 99).
U.S. News bases its rankings on two types of data: expert opinions about the programs, and statistics that measure the quality of a school’s faculty, research and students. It all adds up to support what we already know — that Baylor is an amazing place to continue your education.
Sic ’em, Baylor graduate programs!