Best Graduate Schools 2017
Whether you are considering an MBA, a law degree, a master's, or a Ph.D., this must-have guide to more than 1,900 U.S. graduate programs can help you find the best one for you -- and the money to pay the bills. Explore U.S. News & World Report's latest exclusive rankings of programs in business, law, engineering, education, medicine and nursing, based on an exhaustive analysis of such factors as the competitiveness of the student body, faculty quality, depth of research, and expert opinions about program excellence. Also featured: top choices in the sciences, social sciences and humanities, the allied health professions, fine arts, and public affairs. Plus you'll find the best online master's programs in business, computer information technology, criminal justice, education, engineering, and nursing. In addition, a comprehensive 160-page directory of business, education, engineering, law, medical and nursing schools provides such vital information as admissions and financial aid contacts, application deadlines, cost of attendance, acceptance rates and more. A team of experienced education journalists delves into the hot career fields for people with graduate degrees - including biomedical engineering, supply-chain management, in-house legal counsel, STEM teaching, rural medicine, and physician assistant. Chapters that explore important trends and provide practical advice include: - "Should You Go to Grad School?" The U.S. is "becoming more of a graduate school economy," but the ROI varies widely from one field of study to another. - "How to Raise the Money" Smart ways to cover tuition and repay your loans - "B-School Goes Global" MBA programs are adding new paths for students to gain international exposure. - How engineering schools are attracting women and minorities - "Breaking with Tradition" Law schools that are getting serious about hands-on practice - "Seven Great Paths Beyond Teaching" A master's in education can open up opportunities beyond the classroom. - "Moving to a Sizzling Field" The many ways liberal arts grads can enter the health arena For more than 30 years, U.S. News' "Best" publications have been the definitive consumer guides to higher education in the United States. As The Washington Post noted, "You can't pass up the granddaddy of college rankings." Note: Advertisements from universities and other reputable organizations enable us to offer this valuable guidebook at an affordable price. Advertisements do not influence current or future rankings.