ASU graduate programs rank among best by US News & World Report

March 11, 2014

Arizona State University is ranked among the best schools in the nation for top-caliber graduate programs, according to U.S. News & World Report's 2015 edition of Best Graduate Schools released today.

The annual U.S. News report analyzed more than 1,300 graduate programs from several academic disciplines to compile the 2015 rankings. asu faculty member looking at print made by ASU student Download Full Image

ASU graduate programs placed in several academic categories, including the following:

• Among online graduate degree programs in business, ASU’s W. P. Carey School of Business ranked second in the nation. The school also ranked nationally at No. 3 in supply chain/logistics and its information systems program ranks No. 12 in its category. The school was ranked No. 18 for its part-time MBA program, No. 27 among top full-time MBA programs and came in No. 36 in the nation for its doctoral program in economics.

• ASU’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College ranked 18th among college of education graduate programs nationwide, moving up six places from last year. The college’s online graduate degree program in education ranked No. 25 this year.

• Among the nation’s top schools of law, ASU’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law ranked No. 31. It also placed No. 8 in the specialty area of legal writing.

• ASU’s graduate program in criminology is ranked 12th nationally.

• The College of Nursing and Health Innovation at ASU placed 21st in the country for its master’s program in nursing.

• Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at ASU ranked 11th nationally among online graduate degree programs in engineering. The computer science program was ranked No. 48 in its category and the Fulton schools placed 43rd among the nation’s graduate engineering programs overall.

• Ranked 16th in the nation for its master’s degree programs, ASU’s School of Public Affairs also placed second overall in the specialty category of city management and urban policy.

• Among Master of Fine Arts programs, the School of Art, part of ASU's Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, ranked No. 22 nationally, and its printmaking program placed fifth in that specialty category.

• ASU’s Department of Speech and Hearing Science in the College of Health Solutions was cited for two graduate programs in the health disciplines – ranking No. 17 for its doctorate in audiology and No. 21 for its master’s in speech-language pathology.

• Rankings of doctoral programs in the sciences netted ASU’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences several national placements – No. 20 in earth sciences, No. 50 in physics, No. 55 in biological sciences and No. 60 in chemistry.

• The psychology doctoral program at ASU ranked No. 38 overall.

Teachers College graduate education programs rank among top nationally

March 11, 2014

Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University continues to ascend in the rankings of the nation’s top college of education graduate programs, climbing six spots in the past year.

The 2015 U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools rankings released today listed ASU’s Teachers College as 18th among 245 public and private graduate education programs nationwide. Last year, ASU’s graduate education programs placed 24th in the U.S. News rankings. man and woman seated at table Download Full Image

The 2015 report also showed Teachers College ranking first among graduate education programs in Arizona.

A key contributor within a nationally recognized research-intensive university, Teachers College offers rigorous graduate programs founded in scholarship and led by nationally and internationally renowned thought leaders in their field. In fiscal year 2013, research conducted by programs of education at ASU totaled more than $32 million.

“As a part of ASU’s knowledge enterprise, our students gain access to cutting-edge resources, and are taught by faculty scholars who are active researchers in their field,” said Mari Koerner, dean of the college. “Our courses are infused with the latest educational theories, research and technologies. Additionally, our students engage in on- and off-campus learning opportunities that prepare them for success in teaching, as well as administration leadership positions in classrooms and communities.”

Teachers College’s award-winning faculty scholars are led by a Nobel laureate, 14 American Educational Research Association fellows, five Fulbright American scholars, four members of the National Academy of Education and an appointee to President Obama’s Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanics.

This emphasis on advanced educational research is reflected in the college’s revised and expanded doctoral program offerings as follows:

• The Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Policy and Evaluation prepares scholars who teach and conduct rigorous, high-impact research on education policy that advances our collective understanding of K-20 education.

• The Doctor of Philosophy in Learning, Literacies and Technologies is a scholarly enterprise dedicated to high-quality, influential research that transforms education in Arizona, nationally and internationally.

• The Doctor of Education in Leadership and Innovation is designed for practicing educator-leaders who work in a range of settings and want to transform and better their practice, and create better learning opportunities for students of all ages.

According to Koerner, Teachers College partnerships with schools and communities inform college faculty so they can redesign graduate programs in ways that respond to education’s most pressing challenges.

“Through these ongoing relationships, our potential to reform grows exponentially,” she said. “Our newly revised doctoral programs are all models of collaboration, rigor and interdisciplinary work, and will prepare researchers needed for the 21st century.”

More information about Teachers College’s doctoral programs. More information about master’s programs.