Two graduate programs in the Texas A&M University College of Science are among the top 10 for public institutions across the country, according to U.S. News & World Report’s most recent national survey of graduate programs in science since 2015.
Statistics led the way in a tie for seventh among public institutions and for 20th overall in the report, “2019 Best Graduate Schools,” released Tuesday (March 20) — a tribute to the department’s dual expertise in creating new methodology and collaborating with the vast number of scientists across the campus. In addition, Chemistry is tied for 10th among public institutions and for 24th overall, buoyed by its traditional strength in inorganic chemistry, which continues to rank second among publics and fifth overall within sub-programs of the discipline. A second Texas A&M Science-based sub-program, nuclear science, is tied for fifth publically and seventh overall — a six-position improvement in the latter category from the previous survey.
Meanwhile, Mathematics is 21st among all U.S. public programs and tied for 39th overall, while Physics and Astronomy is tied for 27th publicly and for 47th overall. Biology rounded out the survey in style with the group’s biggest overall gain, moving into a tie for 26th among publics and for 62nd overall — a 13-spot jump from its T-75th debut in the survey’s inaugural ranking of graduate biological sciences programs in 2015.
U.S. News professional school rankings — the result of individual surveys of thousands of academics and professionals nationwide — are based on both program quality as viewed by experts and the actual quality of a program’s students, faculty and research. Because each graduate program is different, the rankings methodology varies across disciplines. Learn more about the criteria for science or find further general information via the U.S. News website.
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