UM-Dearborn graduate programs stand out in latest rankings

March 30, 2021

All UM-Dearborn colleges are recognized in the U.S. News & World Report “Best Graduate Schools” rankings.

 Photo of UM-Dearborn students in the classroom
Photo of UM-Dearborn students in the classroom

In the annual rankings released today, U.S. News & World Report has named several University of Michigan-Dearborn graduate programs as among the best. The publication ranked the College of Business’ (COB) part-time MBA program as second in Michigan. 

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

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. 

This marks the 12th 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 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.