Five Grad Programs Ranked Among U.S. News Specialities

By Marcia Goodrich | Published

U.S.News & World Report's "America's Best Graduate Schools 2007" has ranked five Michigan Tech graduate programs among the best in the country.

The programs include Earth Sciences (77th), Environmental Engineering (23rd), Mechanical Engineering (50th), Civil Engineering (58th) and Materials Science and Engineering (40th).

The university's graduate program has been growing steadily, with the number of on-campus graduate students standing at 873 in fall 2005, an increase of 10 percent over the previous year. Research expenditures have also risen significantly, to over $41 million in 2005.

"This recognition by U.S.News underscores the strength of Michigan Tech's graduate education and the university's commitment to both its research and its graduate programs," said Jacqueline Huntoon, dean of the graduate school.

For its "Best Graduate Schools" rankings, U.S.News surveyed 199 engineering schools that grant doctoral degrees. The specialty rankings are based on assessments by department heads in each specialty area.

Michigan Technological University is a public research university, home to more than 7,000 students from 60 countries. Founded in 1885, the University offers more than 120 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in science and technology, engineering, forestry, business and economics, health professions, humanities, mathematics, and social sciences. Our campus in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula overlooks the Keweenaw Waterway and is just a few miles from Lake Superior.