US News Ranks Michigan Tech PhD Programs in Engineering, Science

More of Michigan Tech’s PhD level engineering and science programs than ever made US News & World Report’s annual graduate school rankings, released today. The rankings reflect momentum generated by Michigan Tech’s focus on graduate education and research, said Provost Max Seel. The Graduate School has more than doubled its enrollment since 2005.

Michigan Tech’s PhD engineering programs earned an overall ranking of 90th, tied with George Washington University, Rochester Institute of Technology and Mississippi State University. Biomedical engineering at Tech showed up in the rankings for the first time, placing 71st.

“I am happy to see that six of our engineering programs are ranked within the top 75, with two (Environmental Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering) nearly within the top 50,” said Jacqueline Huntoon, dean of Tech’s Graduate School. “We all recognize that rankings are based on many factors that do not necessarily correlate to the true quality of a program. Still, having ours ranked in the top 100 helps us attract students—particularly international students, who frequently have little other than the rankings to use when choosing a school for their graduate education.”

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Published in Tech Today by Jenn Donovan, director of news and media relations