The 43 best graduate schools for 2019, according to US News

U.S. News & World Report recently released its annual list of top graduate programs in six fields: business, education, engineering, law, medicine, and nursing.

Researchers ranked accredited programs based on weighted scores that considered several measures of program quality, such as peer and recruiter assessments, faculty resources, graduate outcomes, and selectivity for each category. The ranking methodology varies slightly by ranking to accommodate differences between the disciplines.

The top five programs in each category are listed below (more than five institutions might be listed in cases of ties).

*Editor's note: EAB congratulates our member institutions who made the lists. Member institutions have been marked with an asterisk.

Business

1. Harvard University* (tie)

1. University of Chicago* (tie)

3. University of Pennsylvania*

4. Stanford University

5. Massachusetts Institute of Technology*

Education

1. University of California—Los Angeles*

2. Harvard University* (tie)

2. University of Wisconsin—Madison* (tie)

4. Stanford University (tie)

4. University of Pennsylvania* (tie)

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Engineering

1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology*

2. Stanford University

3. University of California—Berkeley*

4. California Institute of Technology* (tie)

4. University of Michigan–Ann Arbor* (tie)

Law

1. Yale University*

2. Stanford University

3. Harvard University*

4. University of Chicago*

5. Columbia University*

Medicine (Research)

1. Harvard University*

2. Johns Hopkins University*

3. New York University* (tie)

3. Stanford University (tie)

5. University of California—San Francisco*

Medicine (Primary Care)

1. University of North Carolina—Chapel Hill*

2. University of California—San Francisco*

3. University of Washington*

4. University of California—Los Angeles*

5. Baylor College of Medicine (tie)

5. Oregon Health and Science University (tie)

Nursing (Master's)

1. Johns Hopkins University*

2. Duke University*

3. Emory University*

4. University of Pennsylvania*

5. University of Washington*

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Nursing (Doctor of Nursing Practice)

1. Duke University*

2. Johns Hopkins University* 

3. University of Washington* 

4. Rush University

5. Case Western Reserve University* (tie)

5. Emory University* (tie)

5. University of Pittsburgh* (tie)

(Morse/Hines, U.S. News & World Report, 3/19 [1]; Morse/Hines, U.S. News & World Report, 3/19 [2]; Morse/Hines, U.S. News & World Report, 3/19 [3]; Morse/Hines, U.S. News & World Report, 3/19 [4]; Morse/Hines, U.S. News & World Report, 3/19 [5]; Morse/Hines, U.S. News & World Report, 3/19 [6]; U.S. News & World Report, business rankings, accessed 3/20; U.S. News & World Report, education rankings, accessed 3/20; U.S. News & World Report, engineering rankings, accessed 3/20; U.S. News & World Report, law rankings, accessed 3/20; U.S. News & World Report, medicine (research) rankings, accessed 3/20; U.S. News & World Report, medicine (primary care) rankings, accessed 3/20; U.S. News & World Report, nursing (master's) rankings, accessed 3/20; U.S. News & World Report, nursing (DNP) rankings, accessed 3/20).


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