CU-Boulder graduate programs earn top national ratings

Graduate programs across the University of Colorado continue to gain attention for excellence in the latest annual rankings from U.S. News & World ReportCU-Boulder retains top honors for the No. 1 atomic/molecular/optical physics program, tied with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Other CU-Boulder programs ranking in the top 10 nationally are environmental sciences (fifth), environmental law (fifth), quantum physics (fifth), ceramics (eighth) and physical chemistry (eighth).

Some 29 other CU-Boulder schools and programs land on the national rankings within their fields: aerospace engineering (14), biochemistry (15), chemical engineering (18), clinical psychology (18), civil engineering (19), education policy (19), physics (19), environmental engineering (22), earth sciences (23), speech-language pathology (25), chemistry (26), audiology (27), School of Education (28), psychology (30), biological sciences (30), mechanical engineering (30), computer engineering (31), College of Engineering and Applied Science (34), electrical engineering (36), Leeds School of Business (38 for part-time MBA schools), computer science (39), Law School (44), political science (45), math (46), sociology (46), English (50), history (50), economics (53) and fine arts (53). Not all disciplines are ranked by the publication. 

The School of Education moved up to 28 from 38 last year and the Leeds School of Business part-time MBA program moved up to 38 from 47 last year. 

For more rankings information, including other University of Colorado campuses, read the full release at

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