Michigan Tech News

Five Grad Programs Ranked Among U.S. News Specialities

Last Modified 3:40 PM on Mon Jul 20, 2009

April 4, 2006—

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 (www.mtu.edu) is a leading public research university developing new technologies and preparing students to create the future for a prosperous and sustainable world. Michigan Tech offers more than 120 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in engineering; forest resources; computing; technology; business; economics; natural, physical and environmental sciences; arts; humanities; and social sciences.