Nine Baylor graduate programs among U.S. News’ top 25 in their field
Every year, U.S. News unveils its annual ranking of American colleges and universities to the world. Last fall, Baylor came in at No. 77 in the nation — again among the top 20% of national universities — and was one of just eight schools to make the outlet’s top 25 for both undergraduate teaching and undergraduate research opportunities. (Baylor was also named among the nation’s top 10 for first-year student experiences and top 20 most innovative schools.)
Such rankings typically focus 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 “2024 Best Graduate Schools” rankings, released earlier this spring. Nine Baylor graduate programs rank among the top 25 nationally in the latest rankings:
- No. 3: Baylor Law School’s trial advocacy program
- No. 8: The Louise Herrington School of Nursing’s U.S. Army Graduate Program in Anesthesia Nursing
- No. 10: The Hankamer School of Business’ graduate program in entrepreneurship
- No. 12: The U.S. Army-Baylor master’s degree program in health care management
- No. 13: The doctor of physical therapy program in Baylor’s Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences
- No. 19: Hankamer’s MBA in health care administration
- No. 21: LHSON’s nurse-midwifery program
- No. 22: The Baylor School of Education’s graduate program in elementary teacher education
- No. 24: The SOE’s graduate program in curriculum and instruction
More broadly, four of Baylor’s schools and colleges ranked among the top 30% of graduate schools in their fields: the Hankamer School of Business (88th percentile, No. 60 overall), the Diana R. Garland School of Social Work (83rd percentile/No. 51), Baylor Law School (75th percentile/No. 49), and the School of Education (70th percentile/No. 138).
At the program level, many more programs cracked the top 100 overall, including speech-language pathology (No. 55); doctor of nursing practice (No. 66); statistical science (No. 66); chemistry (No. 74); public health (No. 76); sociology (No. 84); psychology (No. 88); biology (No. 93); physics (No. 95); and English (No. 99).
U.S. News bases its rankings on two types of data: expert opinions about program excellence, and statistical indicators that measure the quality of a school’s faculty, research and students. All those statistics and measures reaffirm what we’ve known for a long time — that Baylor University is an amazing place to take your education to the next level!
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