Baylor Graduate, Professional Programs Ranked by U.S. News
WACO, Texas (April 25, 2023) – Highlighted by the graduate entrepreneurship program breaking into the Top 10 nationally, several Baylor University graduate and professional programs were among those nationally ranked in the 2024 Best Graduate Schools rankings, released today by U.S. News & World Report.
Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business
Among the U.S. News Best Business Schools, the full-time MBA program in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business is ranked at No. 60 overall, highlighted by the graduate program in entrepreneurship moving up into the Top 10 at No. 10 in the nation.
The Hankamer School of Business also features a pair of graduate programs ranked in the U.S. News Top 20 in healthcare administration:
- The U.S. Army-Baylor master’s degree program in healthcare management at No. 12; and
- The MBA in healthcare administration, a specialization in Baylor’s MBA program, at No. 19.
Baylor School of Education
The Baylor School of Education’s graduate program in elementary teacher education debuted in the U.S. News Best Education Schools rankings at No. 22 in the nation while the graduate program in curriculum and instruction moved up to No. 24 nationally. The School of Education’s overall graduate program is ranked No. 138.
Baylor Louise Herrington School of Nursing
In the U.S. News Best Nursing Schools rankings, the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program in Baylor’s Louise Herrington School of Nursing in Dallas is ranked No. 66 in the nation.
Although not newly ranked this year, two Baylor graduate nursing programs are noted in the U.S. News Best Nursing specialty rankings:
- The 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
- The nurse-midwifery program at No. 21 in the nation.
Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences
In the U.S. News Best Public Health Schools rankings, Baylor’s public health graduate program in the Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences ranked No. 76 nationally.
Although not newly ranked this year, two graduate programs in Robbins College are noted in the U.S. News Best Public Health Schools specialty rankings:
- The physical therapy graduate program is ranked No. 13 in the nation; and
- The speech-language pathology graduate program is ranked No. 55.
Baylor School of Engineering and Computer Science
In the U.S. News rankings of Best Engineering Schools, the engineering graduate program in Baylor’s School of Engineering and Computer Science is ranked No. 161 among Best Engineering Schools.
Sciences, Social Sciences and Humanities in the College of Arts & Sciences
U.S. News newly ranked four Baylor graduate sciences programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, including:
- Chemistry graduate programs, No. 74;
- Earth sciences (geosciences), No. 113;
- Mathematics, No. 103;
- Physics, No. 95.
Although not newly ranked this year, three graduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences are noted in the U.S. News sciences, social sciences and humanities graduate program rankings:
- Biology, No. 93;
- Clinical Psychology, No. 101;
- Psychology, No. 88;
- Statistical science, No. 66;
- English, No. 99
- History, No. 113
- Political Science, No. 103
- Sociology, No. 84
Baylor’s Diana R. Garland School of Social Work
Although not newly ranked this year by U.S. News, the social work graduate program in Baylor’s Diana R. Garland School of Social Work is ranked No. 51 in the nation.
U.S. News first published a reputation-only graduate school ranking in 1987. The annual “America’s Best Graduate Schools” report began in 1990. The annual rankings evaluate graduate programs in a variety of disciplines, including business, education, engineering and nursing, through academic expert opinion about program excellence and statistical indicators that measure the quality of a school's faculty, research and students. U.S. News also periodically ranks programs in the sciences, social sciences and humanities, health, and other fields based solely on academic experts' ratings.
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Baylor University is a private Christian University and a nationally ranked Research 1 institution. The University provides a vibrant campus community for more than 20,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continually operating University in Texas. Located in Waco, Baylor welcomes students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries to study a broad range of degrees among its 12 nationally recognized academic divisions.