Four UM-Dearborn grad programs stand out in latest rankings


U.S. News & World Report recognized one College of Business program and three College of Engineering and Computer Science programs in its annual “Best Graduate Schools” rankings.

In rankings released last week, U.S. News & World Report has recognized four University of Michigan-Dearborn graduate programs as among the state’s best. The publication ranked the College of Business’ (COB) part-time MBA program as second in Michigan. College of Engineering and Computer Science (CECS) programs in industrial engineering, electrical engineering and mechanical engineering also were included in the publication’s specialties rankings.

Associate Provost for Graduate, Global and Digital Education Ilir Miteza said each of the four programs recognized plays a role in strengthening the state’s ability to attract and train a 21st century workforce.

“Professionals with graduate degrees drive innovation and enhance our global competitiveness,” he said. “With larger and more complex global challenges, higher education will need to strengthen and advance graduate education, a key source of future human talent. That is the mission of these four exceptional graduate programs."

This marks the 10th consecutive year COB’s part-time MBA program has been included in the publication. Part-time MBA rankings were based on five factors: average peer assessment score; average GMAT or GRE score for incoming students; average undergraduate GPA; work experience; and the percentage of the business schools MBA enrollment that is part time.

The publication based engineering specialty program rankings solely on peer assessment.

“That our faculty and programs are held in such high regard by their peers is a reflection of the success of our graduates and of the rigor, relevance and impact characteristic of the UM-Dearborn edge,” Miteza said.

Learn more about the methodology and view additional rankings at the U.S. News site.

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