University of Michigan ranks high among 2020 U.S. News Best Grad Schools

Credit: Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy (Flickr)
Credit: Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy (Flickr)

ANN ARBOR – The University of Michigan has once again ranked high on U.S. News and World Report's annual Best Grad Schools list.

Released Tuesday, the 2020 rankings list the top schools in six main categories: business, education, engineering, law, medicine and nursing. In all six categories, UM ranked within the top 20 nationwide and in the top five best programs for public universities.

U.S. News surveyed more than 2,000 graduate programs, using statistical indicators and expert opinions to generate the rankings. 

Here's how UM ranked in each discipline:


  • No. 10 (tied with Duke University)
  • No. 2 public university 


  • No. 11
  • No. 3 public university


  • No. 5 (tied with California Institute of Technology)
  • No. 2 public university


  • No. 9
  • No. 2 public university

Medicine (Research)

  • No. 16
  • No. 5 public university

Nursing (Master's)

  • No. 8 (tied with Ohio State University, Rush University and Vanderbilt University)
  • No. 3 public university

Other notable specialty program rankings include:

  • No. 1 in Public Policy Analysis
  • No. 1 in Social Policy
  • No. 1 in Social Work
  • No. 1 in Sociology (tie)
  • No. 1 in Experimental Psychology
  • No. 1 in Behavioral Neuroscience
  • No. 1 in Nuclear Engineering
  • No. 1 in Nursing-Midwifery
  • No. 1 in Information Systems
  • No. 1 in Archives and Preservation
  • No. 2 in Secondary Teacher Education (tie)
  • No. 2 in Marketing (tie)
  • No. 2 in Social Psychology
  • No. 2 in Developmental Psychology
  • No. 3 in Healthcare Management
  • No. 3 in Pharmacy (tie)
  • No. 3 in Family Medicine
  • No. 3 in Environmental/ Environmental Health Engineering

See the complete rankings here

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