Missouri University of Science and Technology is again one of the nation’s
top graduate engineering schools, according to U.S. News and World Report’s
2009 rankings of graduate schools. The rankings also list six Missouri S&T
programs as among the best in the country.
Missouri S&T is ranked 67th among the nation’s best graduate engineering
schools by U.S. News and ranked 39th when compared with public graduate
engineering schools. The magazine’s annual “Best Graduate Schools” report will
be released Monday, March 31. Missouri S&T’s rankings are included in the
U.S. News guidebook’s “premium” online edition at www.usnews.com.
Last year, the guidebook ranked Missouri S&T No. 70.
U.S. News’ online rankings include six Missouri S&T graduate engineering
programs, four of which improved upon their 2007 rankings, and one program not
ranked last year:
Aerospace engineering, ranked 39th (28th among public
Civil engineering, ranked 38th (tied for 24th among public
Computer engineering, ranked 57th (tied for 33rd among public
Electrical engineering, ranked 50th (tied for 30th among public
Materials engineering, ranked 39th (25th among public
Mechanical engineering, ranked 48th (tied for 29th among public
“We are very pleased with Missouri S&T’s outstanding graduate programs
and the national recognition they have received,” says Dr. Warren K. Wray,
Missouri S&T’s provost. “Having five graduate programs among the nation’s
top 50 underscores the recognition that our peers have of our programs.”
Missouri S&T is gaining recognition for undergraduate engineering as
well. Last fall, U.S. News ranked the university 52nd in the country in its
listing of the nation’s best undergraduate engineering schools.
“Both undergraduate and graduate engineering program rankings largely depend
on our educational processes and academic reputation,” Wray says. “Missouri
S&T’s academic reputation is elevated through its increased research
funding and by the reputation of the agencies and sponsors which fund the
research we accomplish, the continued expansion of our graduate programs, and,
particularly, the accomplishments of our faculty and the quality of our
U.S. News ranks 12 individual engineering disciplines. Missouri S&T
offers 10 of those programs (including the six listed above), plus seven
additional graduate degrees in engineering that are not ranked by U.S.