Discrete Math/Combinatorics Moves up to No. 2 in US News Graduate School Rankings

Computing, Sciences, Scheller and Ivan Allen See Gains

March 20, 2018

The Georgia Institute of Technology continues to make progress in the graduate school rankings published each spring by U.S. News and World Report. One constant is the top 10 ranking of the College of Engineering and each of its specialties.

The College of Engineering ranked No. 8 (No. 4 among public universities), and all 11 of the programs within the college are ranked in the top 10, including:

  • Industrial Engineering (No. 1)
  • Biomedical and Bioengineering (No. 2)
  • Civil Engineering (No. 2)
  • Aerospace Engineering (No. 4)
  • Computer Engineering (No. 4)
  • Electrical Engineering (No. 5)
  • Mechanical Engineering (No. 5)
  • Environmental Engineering (No. 5)
  • Chemical Engineering (No. 7)
  • Materials Engineering (No. 7)
  • Nuclear Engineering (No. 9)

Programs on the move include the College of Computing, which moved up from No. 9 to No. 8. Its programs are evaluated every four years by U.S. News and World Report, and it is the second time in the last three ranking periods in which the College of Computing improved its position.

The College of Computing also achieved rankings in the following specialties: Artificial Intelligence (No. 7), Programming Language (No. 16), Systems (No. 10) and Theory (No. 9).

In the College of Sciences, Chemistry jumped four to No. 20, Mathematics moved up two to No. 26, Physics moved up one to No. 28,  Earth Sciences moved up four to No. 38, and Biology moved up one to No. 54. Within mathematics, the discrete math/combinatorics specialty had Georgia Tech at No. 2, up two positions.

The Scheller College of Business full-time MBA program moved up one to No. 28, and its part-time MBA moved up five to No. 25. Scheller was also ranked in the following specialties: Production/Operations (No. 7), Supply Chain/Logistics (No. 17) and Information Systems (No. 12).

In the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts, the Public Policy program moved up two to No. 43 overall with the Information and Technology Management specialty remaining at No. 2, Public Policy Analysis moved up two positions to No. 20 and the Environmental Policy and Management specialty debuting at No. 12.

This story was modified from a story originally published by Lance Wallace for the Georgia Tech News Center, March 20, 2018.

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