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Two UMD Graduate Programs Ranked #1

March 14, 2013

Beth Cavanaugh 301-405-4625

U.S. News & World Report's 2014 Best Graduate SchoolsCOLLEGE PARK, Md. – The University of Maryland was once again highly ranked by U.S. News & World Report's 2014 Best Graduate Schools – with 30 programs ranked in the top 25. The College of Education's counseling and personnel services program was ranked best in the country, as was the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences' criminology specialty.

The Robert H. Smith School of Business made the biggest climb this year – rising to 37, up from 44 last year. The part-time MBA program was ranked 24 and the school's management, supply chain/logistics, and information systems specialties were also highly ranked.

The A. James Clark School of Engineering ranked 19, with five top 25 programs – aerospace engineering, computer engineering, electrical engineering, materials engineering, and mechanical engineering.

The College of Information Studies maintained its 10th place ranking and had five programs in the top 15 – archive preservation, digital librarianship, information systems, school library media, and services for children/youth.

The College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences had three specialties ranked in the top 20 – computer science, physics and math.