Numerous CU Boulder graduate-level programs are among the top 25 of their kind in the United States, according to rankings released Tuesday, March 29, by U.S. News and World Report.
U.S. News does not update its rankings for every program each year. In the publication’s 2023 issue, CU Boulder maintains previous rankings (from 2020 to 2022) or has taken new positions in a number of disciplines.
Programs ranking in the top 10 nationally include: atomic/molecular/optical physics (3); quantum physics (8); aerospace/aeronautical/astronautical engineering (or Smead Aerospace Engineering Sciences) (8); geology (8); Earth sciences (9); and clinical psychology (10).
CU Boulder’s graduate offerings in the following areas rank in the teens nationally: environmental law (12); psychology (12); education policy (14); physics (14); chemical engineering (14); audiology (14); physical chemistry (14); condensed matter physics (15); environmental/environmental health engineering (16); civil engineering (17); sociology of population (17); and Earth sciences (19).
Several other CU Boulder schools, colleges, departments and programs are ranked in the top 25 nationally for graduate-level offerings in the categories of: speech-language pathology (20); geochemistry (21); elementary teacher education (22); curriculum and instruction (22); engineering (23); and fine arts program (23).
See the full list of CU Boulder graduate rankings (U.S. News College Compass subscription required for full access).