UC San Diego's professional schools in engineering and medicine, along with its doctoral program in social sciences and humanities, are listed in the 2014 edition of the U.S. News & World Report's Best Graduate Schools, the university announced Tuesday.
The guidebook annually ranks professional school programs in business, education, engineering, law and medicine. This year, the publication also released rankings of programs in economics, English, history, political science, sociology and psychology.
The UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering was ranked 14th among engineering programs, and its biomedical/bioengineering program within the school was third in the nation. The university's School of Medicine placed 15th in research programs, and graduate programs in political science placed eighth; psychology 14th; and economics 15th.
"These new rankings illustrate UC San Diego's rich academic portfolio," Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla said. "From our many strengths across diverse disciplines to our award-winning scholars at the forefront of their fields, we educate the next generation of leaders who will address our society's most pressing global challenges."
The annual list is based on expert opinions about program excellence and statistical indicators that measure the quality of a school's faculty, research and students, according to the university. This year, peer surveys were also used for gauging Ph.D. programs.
—City News Service