UM-Dearborn graduate programs shine again in national rankings

March 30, 2022

In annual rankings released Tuesday, U.S. News & World Report named several of the university’s graduate programs as among the best.

A drone shot of the College of Business building on a sunny summer day.
The College of Business at UM-Dearborn

In the annual rankings released Tuesday, U.S. News & World Report named several University of Michigan-Dearborn graduate programs as among the best in the nation. U.S. News annually ranks six professional school programs and specialties in the areas of business, education, engineering, law, nursing and medicine. 

The College of Business’ (COB) part-time MBA program was the second program in Michigan to appear on the list, only behind the program at U-M Ross. This marks the 13th consecutive year COB’s part-time MBA program has been included in the publication.

College of Engineering and Computer Science (CECS) programs in electrical engineering, industrial engineering and mechanical engineering were included in the publication’s specialties rankings. The college was also included on the best computer science schools list

The master’s in public administration and policy in the College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters (CASL) was identified as a ranked public affairs program and the College of Education, Health and Human Services (CEHHS) was included on the best education schools list. 

About the rankings 

Part-time MBA rankings are 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 school's MBA enrollment that is part-time.

The best education and engineering school lists look at research activity, the academic excellence of their entering students, their faculty resources, and opinions on program quality from school deans and school hiring professionals. The public affairs and specialty engineering program rankings are developed solely on peer assessment.  

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