'Best Graduate Schools'

Boston College’s graduate programs showed continued strength in the U.S. News & World Report 2019 “Best Graduate Schools” rankings released on March 20.

The Lynch School of Education rose two points in the graduate rankings to 21st overall, the highest placement of any Jesuit or Catholic school of education. Its Student Counseling and Personnel Services program ranked ninth overall, an improvement of one place from last year’s survey.       

The Carroll School of Management saw significant gains in its part-time MBA program, rising 21 points to 25th overall, the highest ranking of any part-time program in the Boston area.  The Carroll School’s Finance Program was also ranked 23rd overall.

BC Law placed 27th this year, and 13th in the area of Tax Law, a seven-point improvement over last year.    

The Connell School of Nursing placed 32nd among graduate nursing programs, with its Nursing Anesthesia program retaining its ranking of 22nd out of 107 ranked programs.     

The School of Social Work maintained its position among the nation’s best social work programs, placing 11th overall.

The Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences performed well in this year’s rankings of Ph.D. programs in the Natural Sciences, with Biology moving up to 112th, Physics to 71st , and Chemistry placing 52nd. (Among the Ph.D. programs, only the natural sciences were assessed a new ranking this year by U.S. News.)

Boston College was ranked 32nd overall among national universities in the U.S. News survey of undergraduate institutions, released in September.    


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