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Graduate Programs Climb in U.S. News and World Report Rankings

Graduate education at UT earned high marks in the new U.S. News and World Report rankings, with programs in business, law, engineering, information sciences, nursing, and education listed among the best in the nation.

Three of UT’s overall graduate programs took big steps forward in the lists:

  • The Haslam College of Business graduate program is now 29th among public universities, up five spots from last year.
  • The College of Law is now 31st among public institutions, up five spots from last year. Its clinical training program ranks 11th.
  • The Tickle College of Engineering graduate program is now 33rd among public universities, up three spots from last year. Its aerospace engineering program is 25th and its computer engineering program is 28th. Biosystems engineering, a collaboration with the UT Institute of Agriculture, ranks 21st.


Several of UT’s graduate concentrations are among the top at all public and private universities:

  • Nuclear engineering is seventh in the nation.
  • Supply chain management is eighth in the nation.
  • The School of Information Sciences in the College of Communication and Information is 17th in the nation.

“Having strong graduate programs is key to our success as a top research university,” said Chancellor Beverly Davenport. “We provide students, across all disciplines, an opportunity to participate in research alongside some of the country’s most recognized faculty who are addressing some of the world’s greatest challenges.”

Read more about the graduate program rankings at tntoday.utk.edu.

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