3-13-2013

Contact: Liz Cook,

Ohio State graduate program rankings issued by U.S. News & World Report

10 programs are in nation’s top ten

According to the U.S. News & World Report 2014 edition of America’s Best Graduate Schools released this week, The Ohio State University offers a wide array of top graduate and professional programs, with 10 ranked in the top 10 and another program ranked best in the nation.

Top 10 programs include part-time MBA program (business), supply chain/logistics (business), administration/supervision (education), counseling/personnel services (education), curriculum/instruction (education), elementary teacher education, secondary teacher education, vocational/ technical education, international politics, and social psychology (psychology).

U.S. News’ rankings of graduate and professional programs cover only a small portion of the programs offered at Ohio State. This year, in addition to annual rankings in business, education, engineering, law and medicine, the magazine offers new rankings for programs in social sciences and humanities.

Ohio State has a graduate and professional enrollment of approximately 14,000 students within 120 programs.

U.S. News & World Report 2013 rankings of Ohio State graduate programs:


College of Education and Human Ecology: ranked best in Ohio and 16th nationally out of 278 graduate education programs. Specialty programs in vocational/technical education rank third in the nation; curriculum/instruction ranked sixth; counseling/personnel services ranked seventh; elementary teacher education and administration and supervision ranked eighth; and secondary teacher education ranked tenth.

Fisher College of Business: ranked best in Ohio and 27th nationally among 448 institutions with MBA programs. The specialty programs in supply chain/logistics ranked fourth, accounting ranked 16th, and the part-time MBA program ranked eighth.

College of Engineering: ranked best in Ohio and 29th nationally out of 199 engineering programs that grant doctoral degrees.

Moritz College of Law: ranked best in Ohio and 36th in the nation out of 194 accredited law schools. The specialty program in dispute resolution ranked 4th.

College of Medicine: ranked 38th overall among 126 accredited medical schools. The specialty program in primary care ranked 24th, up from 40th last year.

College of Arts and Sciences: ranked best in Ohio, with specialty programs in economics ranked 27th, English ranked 26th, history ranked 24th, political science ranked 15th, psychology ranked 21st and sociology ranked 17th. The program in international politics is ranked 8th, and social psychology is ranked best in the nation.

A number of Ohio State programs earned high marks in previous years and the magazine reprints rankings from previous years in some fields. To see earlier rankings of Ohio State graduate programs, see:

2012 news release (rankings included fine arts, health and rehabilitation science, public affairs and pharmacy) http://www.osu.edu/news/newsitem3373

2010 news release (rankings include healthcare management, nursing, veterinary medicine, paleontology, physics, chemistry, statistics, mathematics and biological sciences) http://www.osu.edu/news/newsitem2757

2009 news release (rankings include economics, English, history, political science, psychology, and sociology) http://www.osu.edu/news/newsitem2393

2008 news release (rankings include pharmacy, physical therapy, art and design, industrial design, ceramics and glass; clinical psychology, speech-language pathology, public affairs, nuclear physics, mathematics and physics).
http://www.osu.edu/news/newsitem1953

2007 news release: (rankings include nursing, biological sciences, health care management, chemistry and veterinary medicine). http://www.osu.edu/news/newsitem1651

The rankings are available at U.S. News.com http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-graduate-schools

About The Ohio State University
Founded in 1870, The Ohio State University is a world-class public research university and the leading comprehensive teaching and research institution in the state of Ohio. With more than 63,000 students (including 56,000 in Columbus), the Wexner Medical Center, 14 colleges, 80 centers, and 175 majors, the university offers its students tremendous breadth and depth of opportunity in the liberal arts, the sciences, and the professions.