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11 Ohio State graduate programs ranked in top 10 by U.S. News & World Report

According to the U.S. News & World Report 2018 edition of America’s Best Graduate Schools, The Ohio State University offers a vast array of top graduate and professional programs, with 11 ranked in the top 10 and one ranked best in the nation.

Top-10 graduate and professional programs include technical/vocational education (1), legal dispute resolution (2), social psychology (3), student counseling and personnel services education (4), nursing (5), doctor of nurse practitioner (DNP) (5), business supply chain/logistics (5), curriculum and instruction education (7), international politics (8), elementary teacher education (9) and part-time MBA (9).

Ohio State has a graduate and professional enrollment of more than 13,000 students in 128 programs.

“Ohio State’s graduate programs continue to be recognized among the very best in the nation,” said President Michael V. Drake. “This recognition reflects our founding mission to provide students with an education that is both excellent and affordable.”

U.S. News’ ranking of graduate and professional programs cover just a small portion of the programs offered at Ohio State. This year, in addition to annual rankings in business, education, engineering, law, medicine and nursing, the magazine offers new rankings for programs in humanities and social sciences.

U.S. News & World Report 2018 rankings of Ohio State graduate programs:

Education: ranked best in Ohio and 18th nationally out of 379 graduate education programs. Specialty programs in vocational/technical education rank first in the nation, counseling/personnel services ranked fourth, curriculum/instruction ranked seventh, elementary teacher education ranked ninth, educational psychology and educational administration/supervision ranked 11th, secondary teacher education ranked 14th, higher education administration ranked 17th and special education ranked 21st.

Business: ranked best in Ohio and 27th nationally among 471 institutions with MBA programs. The specialty programs in supply chain/logistics ranked fifth, the part-time MBA program ranked ninth, production/operations ranked 11th, accounting ranked 14th, finance ranked 18th and management ranked 23rd.

Engineering: ranked best in Ohio and 31st nationally out of 214 engineering programs that grant doctoral degrees. The specialty program in biological/agricultural engineering ranked 11th, nuclear engineering ranked 12th, industrial/manufacturing/systems engineering ranked 15th, aerospace/aeronautical/astronautical engineering ranked 17th, electrical/electronic/communications engineering ranked 18th, materials engineering ranked 19th, chemical engineering ranked 23rd, mechanical engineering ranked 24th, civil engineering ranked 36th and biomedical engineering ranked 39th.

Law: ranked best in Ohio and 30th in the nation out of 194 accredited law schools. The specialty programs in dispute resolution ranked second and legal writing ranked 11th.

Medicine: ranked 31st among 140 accredited medical schools in research and 27th in primary care. The specialty program in pediatrics ranked 15th.

Nursing: ranked fifth overall among 532 accredited nursing schools for master’s programs and fifth for its DNP program.

Humanities and social sciences: ranked best in Ohio, with specialty programs in political science ranked 15th, sociology ranked 17th, psychology ranked 24th, history ranked 27th, economics ranked 29th and English ranked 30th. Specialty programs in social psychology ranked third, international politics ranked eighth, political methodology ranked 11th and American politics ranked 14th.

A number of Ohio State programs earned high marks in previous years and the magazine reprints rankings from previous years in some fields.