UT institutions shine in national ranking of top graduate and professional programs

UT institutions continue to offer the top graduate and professional programs in the nation, according to the prestigious U.S. News & World Report’s 2018 Best Graduate Schools ranking, released Tuesday.

Seven UT institutions were listed among those offering the top 100 graduate programs in one or more areas, which include law, business, engineering, education, medical and nursing schools.  (Please see below for a complete list of these rankings.)

UT institutions were also ranked in specialty programs within each school as well as in the health disciplines, science and social sciences and humanities. Altogether, UT Austin had more than 40 top 10 programs, including the No. 1 accounting and petroleum engineering programs in the nation.

In addition, UT Dallas was recognized for the No. 4 audiology program in the nation, and UTHealth’s nursing anesthesia program was ranked No. 8.

“These rankings show the depth of expertise that exists at UT institutions across the state in multiple disciplines,” Chancellor William H. McRaven said. “Congratulations to all of these institutions, who are continually raising the bar – not in hopes of being listed on a ranking – but in hopes of improving the lives of all Texans through education, research and health care.”

UT top 100 overall program rankings include:

UT Arlington

  • Engineering – 73
  • Public Affairs – 77
  • Nursing (Master’s) – 92 (tie with UT Health San Antonio)

UT Austin

  • Engineering – 9
  • Library and Information Studies – 5
  • Education – 11
  • Public Affairs – 11
  • Law – 14
  • Business – 17
  • Nursing (Master’s) – 23 (tie with UTHealth)
  • Fine Arts – 27

UT Dallas

  • Business – 38
  • Engineering – 63
  • Public Affairs – 68

UT Southwestern

  • Medical School (Primary Care) – 8
  • Medical School (Research) – 25


  • Nursing (Master’s) – 23 (tie with UT Austin)
  • Nursing (Doctor of Nursing Practice) - 23
  • Medical School (Research) – 59
  • Medical School (Primary Care) – 86

UT Health San Antonio

  • Medical School (Research) – 65
  • Medical School (Primary Care) – 82
  • Nursing (Master’s) – 92

UT Medical Branch

  • Nursing (Master’s) – 73
  • Nursing (Doctor of Nursing Practice) – 76
About The University of Texas System

Educating students, providing care for patients, conducting groundbreaking basic, applied and clinical research, and serving the needs of Texans and the nation for more than 130 years, The University of Texas System is one of the largest public university systems in the United States. With 14 institutions and an enrollment of more than 228,000, the UT System confers more than one-third of the state’s undergraduate degrees, educates almost two-thirds of the state’s health care professionals annually and accounts for almost 70 percent of all research funds awarded to public institutions in Texas. The UT System’s operating budget for FY 2017 is $17.9 billion, including $3 billion in sponsored programs funded by federal, state, local and private sources. With more than 20,000 faculty – including Nobel laureates and many members of the National Academies – and nearly 80,000 health care professionals, researchers, student advisors and support staff, the UT System is one of the largest employers in the state.

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