SDSU GRAD PROGRAMS RANKED AMONG NATION'S BEST

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Several SDSU programs are recognized in U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Graduate Schools 2018 released today.

East County News Service

March 16, 2017 (San Diego) — SDSU’s graduate programs in education and aerospace engineering are ranked among the nation’s best in the latest U.S. News & World Report issue of America’s Best Graduate Schools.

SDSU’s College of Education graduate program ranks No. 57 in the nation among all universities and No. 39 among public universities. The college’s online master’s degree program also ranks among the nation's best at No. 22.

"We take very seriously our responsibility to educate and prepare future educators, counselors, school psychologists, and leaders," said Joseph Johnson, dean of the College of Education.  “This commitment motivates us to work diligently to pursue meaningful scholarship, teaching, and service. In no small part, the increase in rankings was influenced by our faculty's strong productivity in research grants and publications."

The new rankings also list SDSU’s aerospace engineering program as No. 37 in the nation and No. 7 in California among all universities.

A new Engineering and Interdisciplinary Sciences building is currently under construction that will house research in a variety of high-impact fields like aerospace engineering.

Other graduate programs that currently rank in the top 25 include rehabilitation counseling (No. 10) speech and language pathology (No. 24), clinical psychology (No. 25).

Programs ranked in the top 50 include nursing midwifery (No. 28), audiology (No. 30), public health (No. 39) and healthcare management (No. 47).Those ranked in the top 100 include psychology (No. 52), social work (No. 58), fine arts (No.59), physical therapy (No. 79), public affairs (No. 86), computer engineering (No. 86) and the part-time MBA program (No. 95).

Last year, in the U.S. News & World Report’s annual ranking of America’s Best Colleges, SDSU ranked No. 74 among public universities and No. 146 overall among national universities, moving up 37 spots since 2011.