U.S. News and World Report released its annual ranking of graduate schools, naming San Diego State University graduate programs among the nation’s best.
SDSU’s highest ranked graduate program was rehabilitation counseling, in the College of Education, which ranked No. 1 one in California and No. 10 in the nation. The rehabilitation counseling program trains students to help individuals with physical, emotional or mental health disabilities improve their quality of life, leading to greater levels of self-sufficiency.
SDSU’s speech-language pathology graduate program, in the College of Health and Human Services, ranked No.1 in California and No.24 in the nation. The speech language pathology program has a clinical focus and may be used to satisfy the academic and clinical preparation for the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA); for the Speech-Language Pathology Credential from the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing; and for licensure from the State of California.
Other SDSU graduate programs ranked in the top 100 nationally are psychology, No. 52, and education, No. 69; both of these programs are ranked in the top 10 in California, education is No. 8.
SDSU’s part-time master of business administration program, which emphasizes the critical skills of today's business environment including teamwork and professional skill development, ranked No. 136 in the nation and No. 10 in California.
About the rankings
“America’s Best Graduate Schools 2016” was released online on March 16. Complete rankings are available online.
Each year, U.S. News & World Report ranks professional school programs in business, education, engineering, law, medicine and this year, master’s programs in nursing.
The rankings in these six areas are based on two types of data: expert opinions about program excellence and statistical indicators that measure the quality of a school’s faculty, research and students.
The data come from statistical surveys sent to administrators at nearly 1,900 graduate programs and from reputation surveys sent to more than 13,700 academics and professionals in the disciplines. The surveys were conducted during the fall of 2014 and in early 2015. In each field, the publication also ranks programs in various specialty areas based on reputation data alone.