SAN DIEGO (CNS) - UC San Diego was rated best in the nation for its graduate program in behavioral neurosciences, second in neuroscience and neurobiology, and third in cognitive psychology, biomedical engineering, and discrete mathematics and combinatorics, according to U.S. News & World Report's annual evaluation of the best graduate schools, released Tuesday.
The latter discipline encompasses the structures of integers, graphs, and statements in logic, and the way they can be combined.
"These new rankings confirm UC San Diego's excellence in education and research," said Chancellor Pradeep Khosla. "UC San Diego's strong academic programs across diverse disciplines give students the opportunity to work closely with our award-winning faculty to pursue endless opportunities for personal and intellectual development."
San Diego State University's top graduate rankings were ninth in rehabilitation counseling, 25th in speech-language pathology, 26th in clinical psychology and 27th in audiology.
The University of San Diego ranked eighth in tax law and its part-time law school program was 17th.
UC San Diego's graduate school specialty programs received some of the top scores from the publication across a wide variety of disciplines. The rankings included fourth in econometrics, fifth in international politics, seventh in plasma physics and multimedia/visual communications, eighth in alcohol/drug abuse and political science, and ninth in public finance.
Among business schools, UC San Diego ranked 60th and its part-time MBA program was 53rd; San Diego State's was 87th with a 101st ranking for its part-time MBA. The University of San Diego's business school was unranked overall, but the part-time MBA program was 94th.
In education, San Diego State was 74th, USD 86th and UCSD 98th. The UCSD Jacobs School of Engineering ranked 14th overall, while San Diego State's was 140th.
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