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Texas A&M Among Nation’s Best In U.S. News Graduate School Rankings

Many of Texas A&M’s educational programs received high marks in the latest U.S. News & World Report listing of best graduate programs in the country.
By Keith Randall, Texas A&M University Marketing & Communications March 17, 2020

Aerial view of Texas A&M University.
Aerial view of Texas A&M University.

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Texas A&M University has fared well in the latest U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 Best Graduate School Rankings, with the College of Engineering, Mays Business School, the College of Education & Human Development, the School of Law and others garnering numerous prestigious rankings.

According to U.S. News & World Report, its 2021 edition of the rankings “assesses multiple types of graduate programs, including the six disciplines with some of the largest enrollments: business, law, medicine, nursing, engineering and education. U.S. News routinely adds new specialties within these disciplines to make these rankings more complete.”

“However, one commonality among the rankings of the six major disciplines is that they assess both the preparedness of a school’s incoming students and the career or academic outcomes of a school’s graduates,” the publication said.

The College of Engineering’s petroleum engineering program is ranked No. 2 nationally in the report, while the biological/agricultural engineering program is ranked No. 4. Texas A&M’s nuclear engineering graduate program is rated No. 6, and under the category of aerospace/aeronautical/astronautical engineering, the school is ranked No. 8 nationally.

In other engineering programs, Texas A&M is ranked No. 12 in industrial/manufacturing/systems engineering, No. 14 in civil engineering and No. 17 in mechanical engineering.

Texas A&M’s student counseling and personnel services program in the College of Education & Human Development is ranked No. 13 nationally, while its special education program and the college’s curriculum and instruction program are both ranked No. 19. Educational psychology is rated No. 16 nationally.

Texas A&M’s School of Law in Fort Worth earned a No. 6 ranking for its dispute resolution program, and its intellectual property law program is ranked No. 8 in the country.

Mays Business School’s executive MBA program ranks No. 9 among public programs and No. 22 overall, while the full-time MBA program is listed as No. 20 among public universities.  Mays’ professional MBA program ranks No. 18 among the country’s public universities.

In other rankings, Texas A&M’s Health Science Center is ranked No. 18 nationally for its family medicine program, and the Bush School of Government and Public Service is ranked No. 10 for its homeland security program, No. 18 for its non-profit management program and No. 21 for its public management and leadership program.

Media contact: Keith Randall at 979-845-4644,

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