Eight graduate programs within or shared by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Iowa State University are ranked in the top 50 among American public universities according to U.S. News & World Report graduate school rankings released March 11.
Statistics is the highest-ranked LAS graduate program at 11th in the nation among public universities and 19th overall out of 79 programs ranked by USN&WR.
LAS’ other highest-ranked programs include Chemistry (28th among publics, 45th overall of 159 ranked programs), Physics (30th among publics, 50th overall of 151 ranked programs) and Economics (30th among publics, 55th overall of 80 ranked programs). The remaining top 50 programs among public universities are Computer Science, Mathematics, Biological Sciences and Psychology.
Additional ranked programs in LAS are Sociology, Earth Sciences, Public Affairs, English, Fine Arts and History.
The magazine listed additional U.S. graduate programs in each discipline, but did not rank them because they did not score above a designated level.
USN&WR reported it analyzed more than 1,300 graduate programs to compile the rankings. The magazine annually publishes new rankings for some disciplines and includes previous rankings for others.
Ranked Graduate Programs Within or Shared by Liberal Arts and Sciences:
Statistics, 19th overall (11th among public schools) of 79 total ranked programs
Chemistry, 45th overall (28th among public schools) of 159 total ranked programs
Physics, 50th overall (30th among public schools) of 151 total ranked programs
Economics, 55th overall (30th among public schools) of 80 total ranked programs–ranked in 2013
Computer Science, 63rd overall (37th among public schools) of 120 total ranked programs
Mathematics, 68th overall (41st among public schools) of 144 total ranked programs
Biological Sciences, 75th overall (42nd among public schools) of 231 total ranked programs
Psychology, 78th overall (49th among public schools) of 216 total ranked programs–ranked in 2013
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About Liberal Arts and Sciences The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is a world-class learning and research community. Iowa State’s most academically diverse college, LAS educates students to become global citizens, providing rigorous academic programs in the sciences, humanities and social sciences within a supportive personalized learning environment. College faculty design new materials, unravel biological structures, care for the environment, and explore social and behavioral issues. From fundamental research to technology transfer and artistic expression, the college supports people in Iowa and around the world.
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