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Report: UCSD graduate schools among best in the U.S.

Posted: 2:20 PM, Mar 12, 2019
Updated: 2019-03-12 17:28:32-04
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SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- UC San Diego has some of the best graduate programs and schools in the U.S., according to a new report by U.S. News and World Report.

Engineering, medicine and management all took top spots on the list.

According to the report, UC San Diego’s Jacobs School of Engineering was ranked 11th overall in the U.S. and 6th in the nation among public engineering schools.

The school’s bioengineering program placed 5th in the nation.

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The UC San Diego School of Medicine is also among top programs in the U.S., placing 21st in the country for research-intensive programs.

The Rady School of Management’s part-time MBA program rose 21 spots to 35th on the list this year. It also placed 22nd among public universities.

“Graduate programs at UC San Diego help transform our diverse global society through education, innovation and public service,” said UCSD Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla.

“We offer students an education that enriches and inspires them. Through myriad campus resources and unbeatable research opportunities, our masters and PhD candidates are supported on their upward trajectory to becoming tomorrow’s leaders.”

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“Data from previous U.S. News surveys indicates UC San Diego graduate programs demonstrate broad strengths in the sciences and social sciences as well the arts and humanities,” the report continues.

Doctoral programs in the sciences include earth science, ranked 15th, biological sciences, ranked 16th, computer science, 16th, physics, 17th, math, 19th and chemistry, 20th.

The university also did well when it comes to social sciences. Political science ranked 9th with economics placing 12th, psychology in 13th and sociology in 36th.

Fine arts also ranked 13th on the list with English placing 42nd and history taking the 41st spot.