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April 25, 2023
UCI News

UCI’s Graduate Programs Shine in U.S. News & World Report Rankings

Computer Science graduate program is in the top 20 among public universities.

Highlighted by the program in education, nine fields of advanced study at the University of California, Irvine placed in the nation’s top 20 among public universities in U.S. News & World Report’s 2023-24 graduate school rankings, published online today, marking UCI as one of the leading locations in the country for students to pursue graduate degrees.

“UCI has established itself as a world-class public research university in a wide range of graduate disciplines,” said Gillian Hayes, vice provost for graduate education and dean of the Graduate Division. “These rankings confirm that our campus offers challenging and intellectually rich opportunities for students of all backgrounds to achieve academic and professional excellence.”

Graduate programs at UCI within the top 20 among public universities are:

  • Chemistry, 11th (24th overall)
  • Business/full-time MBA, 15th (37th overall)
  • Earth science, 16th (27th overall)
  • Computer science, 17th (31st overall)
  • Mathematics, 17th (34th overall)
  • Physics, 18th (35th overall)
  • Business/fully employed MBA, 18th (28th overall)
  • Engineering, 19th (34th overall)

Several specialty programs were also rated, with many at UCI landing in the top 20 among public universities. Organic chemistry ranked sixth and inorganic chemistry seventh. In computer science, artificial intelligence was 11th. Geometry placed sixth (16th overall), while computer engineering ranked 15th and biomedical engineering 16th.

UCI is one of the top graduate degree-granting institutions in the U.S., offering more than 120 master’s and Ph.D. programs. It has over 6,000 students engaged in advanced scholarship and research. In 2022, UCI granted 1,754 master’s degrees and 500 Ph.D.s.

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