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### Latest U.S. News Rankings Applaud UMD’s Exceptional Graduate Programs

Dozens of University of Maryland programs achieved impressive rankings in the 2024-25 Best Graduate Schools lists published by U.S. News & World Report on Tuesday. Many programs secured placements in the top 25 across various categories.

Highlighted achievements include the College of Education and the School of Public Health breaking into the top 25 rankings, while the College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences (CMNS) received recognition in four top-25 categories, notably ranking 15th in artificial intelligence.

UMD President Darryll J. Pines expressed pride in the institution’s exceptional graduate and professional programs spanning diverse fields, from education and public health to public policy. The university’s commitment to nurturing future leaders and experts equipped to tackle global challenges was underscored.

U.S. News annually assesses graduate programs encompassing education, engineering, business (MBA), law, medicine, and nursing, alongside a rotation of specialty schools and programs. Notably, the engineering school rankings release was postponed this year, with updates pending.

These rankings are formulated through a blend of reputational surveys and quantitative data analysis. Prospective students heavily rely on these influential lists to guide their application decisions.

Several programs at UMD stood out in the latest rankings:

  • CMNS excelled in computer science (17th), programming language (23rd), and theory (22nd).
  • The Robert H. Smith School of Business achieved a notable 9th position in information systems and a significant 11-place leap to 10th in the part-time MBA program.
  • The College of Education secured top-25 accolades across various programs, with student counseling (3rd), education psychology (4th), and higher education administration and curriculum and instruction (11th) among others.
  • The School of Public Policy’s homeland security program advanced to 3rd place, with strong showings in public finance, public policy analysis, urban policy, and nonprofit management.
  • The School of Public Health notably ranked 25th in epidemiology.
  • The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences excelled in audiology (12th) and speech language pathology (14th).

Additionally, previous editions of U.S. News recognized UMD for various programs:

  • The Smith School’s online MBA program ranked 11th overall, with high placements in specialized categories.
  • The A. James Clark School of Engineering garnered top positions in online graduate rankings.
  • The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources’ veterinary medicine program secured the 19th spot.
  • The College of Information Studies received accolades in various fields.
  • CMNS’ math and physics programs achieved significant rankings.
  • The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences excelled in criminology and sociology programs.
  • The College of Arts and Humanities’ English program showcased notable achievements.