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U.S. News & World Report releases 2019 graduate program rankings

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

LAWRENCE — The University of Kansas College of Liberal Arts & Sciences has four graduate programs ranked in the top 10 and 20 graduate programs ranked in the top 50 among public universities in the 2019 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Graduate Schools” rankings, which were released yesterday.

Overall, 46 graduate programs at the university were ranked in the top 50, eclipsing last year’s total of 42 such programs. See the full release here

“Rankings are one way to determine how we are performing relative to our peer institutions, and these U.S. News rankings highlight successes across our university,” said Chancellor Douglas A. Girod. “We celebrate these successes and remain focused on our broader mission and goals.”

KU’s city management and urban policy program (labeled “Local Government Management” by U.S. News) continues to be ranked No. 1 among all universities. KU’s city management program, housed in the School of Public Affairs & Administration in the College, has maintained its top ranking since 1998. Additionally, the School of Public Affairs & Administration was ranked in two new categories: public policy analysis and urban policy. 

Graduate programs in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences ranked in the top 50 among public universities include:

1. Local Government Management (Master's)

5. Urban Policy (Master's)

5. Speech-Language-Pathology (Master's)

5. Public Management and Leadership (Master's)

12. Clinical Child Psychology (Doctorate)

12. Public Affairs (Master's)

20. Audiology (Doctorate)

20. Public Finance & Budgeting (Master's)

20. History (Doctorate)

21. Clinical Psychology (Doctorate)

21. Public Policy Analysis (Master's)

30. Psychology (Doctorate)

37. Fine Arts (Master's)

38. Earth Sciences (Geology- Doctorate)

38. Political Science (Doctorate)

39. Mathematics (Doctorate)

40. English (Doctorate)

40. Biology (Doctorate)

44. Economics (Doctorate)

44. Chemistry (Doctorate)

The College is the heart of KU, educating the most students, producing the most research and collaborating with nearly every entity at KU. The College is home to more than 50 departments, programs and centers, as well as the School of the Arts, School of Literatures, Languages & Cultures, and School of Public Affairs & Administration.