Graduate and Professional Programs Ranked in U.S. News & World Report’s 2023 Edition of Best Graduate Schools

March 29, 2022
Pat Neff Hall

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WACO, Texas (March 29, 2022) – Several Baylor University graduate and professional programs were among those nationally ranked in the 2023 U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools rankings, released March 29.

The latest rankings include newly ranked Baylor graduate and professional school programs in business, education, engineering, law, public health, the sciences and social sciences and humanities, including specialties in some of these areas. The U.S. News graduate school rankings are based on surveys of academic experts about program excellence and statistical indicators that measure the quality of a school’s faculty, research and students.

Baylor Law School

Baylor Law is ranked No. 58 in the U.S. News Best Law Schools listing for 2023, with the law school’s renowned trial advocacy program rated No. 2 nationally among law specialty programs.

Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business

Business graduate programs in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business are ranked at No. 64 overall among the U.S. News Best Business Schools, with the graduate program in entrepreneurship at No. 17 in the nation.

Not newly ranked but noted is the MBA in health care administration, a specialization in Baylor’s MBA program, at No. 17 in the nation.

Baylor Health Disciplines

In the new Health Schools rankings, U.S. News ranked Baylor’s social work graduate programs in the Diana R. Garland School of Social Work at No. 51 and Baylor’s Master’s of Public Health (MPH) degree program with specializations in community health, environmental health science or epidemiology in the Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences, at No. 79.

Several Baylor graduate health programs were not newly ranked this year but still noted in the U.S. News rankings:

Baylor’s School of Education

The Baylor School of Education’s curriculum and instruction graduate programs debuted at No. 26 nationally while the SOE’s overall graduate program moved up to No. 113 in the U.S. News Best Education Schools rankings.

Baylor Louise Herrington School of Nursing (LHSON)

Two graduate programs in Baylor’s Louise Herrington School of Nursing are not newly ranked but noted in the U.S. News Best Nursing specialty rankings: LHSON’s U.S. Army Graduate Program in Anesthesia Nursing (USAGPAN), which operates at the U.S. Army Medical Center of Excellence at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, at No. 8 nationally, and Baylor’s nurse-midwifery program at No. 21 in the nation.

Baylor School of Engineering and Computer Science

In the U.S. News graduate rankings of engineering schools that grant doctoral degrees, the graduate engineering program in Baylor’s School of Engineering and Computer Science is ranked No. 121 among Best Engineering Schools.

In the engineering specialty rankings, Baylor’s graduate electrical engineering program was ranked at No. 128, while the graduate program in mechanical engineering is at No. 132.

Baylor Sciences

U.S. News also newly ranked Baylor graduate sciences programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, including:

Baylor Social Sciences and Humanities

Only one Baylor graduate social science and humanities program was newly ranked by U.S. News this year, with the graduate programs in psychology in the College of Arts & Sciences moving up 10 places to No. 88.

Other Baylor social science and humanities were not newly ranked this year but still noted in the U.S. News rankings:

U.S. News first published a reputation-only graduate school ranking in 1987. The annual “America’s Best Graduate Schools” report began in 1990.


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