UC Berkeley graduate programs get high honors in new U.S. News rankings

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Graduate programs like law, business, engineering, American politics, English and sociology were all recognized by U.S. News & World Report. (UC Berkeley photo by Keegan Houser)

Ten Berkeley graduate schools or programs excelled in the prestigious 2022 rankings released today by the magazine U.S. News & World Report, placing among the top 10 in the country.

  • The College of Engineering ranked No. 3 nationwide and No. 1 among public institutions. Among 12 specialties evaluated by the magazine, the college placed in the Top 10 in nine of them.
  • Berkeley’s Goldman School of Public Policy was tied at No. 4 among U.S. graduate programs in public affairs and No. 1 in public policy.
  • The Department of History’s graduate program was the top one in the country; the ranking included a top mark for its work in the “Cultural History” specialty.
  • The Chemical Engineering program, part of the College of Chemistry, was tied at No. 2.
  • The Department of Political Science came in at No. 4 in the country, with recognition for its American, international and comparative programs, as well as its work in political theory.
  • Graduate programs at the Haas School of Business ranked No. 7 in the United States, and its part-time MBA program was rated second.
  • The English Department’s graduate program was the top one in the country, with No. 1 rankings for its “Gender and Literature” and “American Literature after 1865” specialties.
  • The Department of Sociology was ranked the best in the country.
  • Berkeley Law came in it at No. 9 nationally, and its programs in environmental law and intellectual property law each was ranked the best in the country.
  • The Economics Department was ranked No. 7 and was the top public program in the country.
  • The School of Public Health tied at No. 8 in the country.

Berkeley has a number of top-ranked graduate programs, although not all of them were evaluated by U.S. News and World Report this year. A complete list of all the top-ranked UC Berkeley programs can be found on the US News & World Report website.