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Stony Brook Programs Move Up on US News’ Best Grad Schools List

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STONY BROOK, NY, March 13 , 2019 –  U.S. News and World Report has released its annual graduate school rankings for 2020, and Stony Brook University was named a top school in Engineering and in Medicine.

The College of Engineering and Applied Sciences  rose from being ranked 66 in 2018 to 64 (tie) as a Best Engineering School. Several engineering graduate programs in the school jumped in ranking from last year: Electrical Engineering (69 to 55); Chemical Engineering (72 to 69); Materials Science (50 to 41); and Mechanical Engineering (70 to 52).

The Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University was ranked #56 (tie) in the Research category as a Best Medical School, a ranking of one step above last year.

Stony Brook’s highest ranked graduate program is the Physician Assistant Program in the School of Health Technology and Management — which rose from 16 when ranked in 2015 to 15 in the current ranking.

The School of Social Welfare rose eight places from 2018, from 59 to 51 on the current list.

For a complete list of the rankings and methodology of the 2020 Best Graduate Schools by U.S. News, see this link.

About Stony Brook University

Stony Brook University, widely regarded as a SUNY flagship, is going beyond the expectations of what today’s public universities can accomplish.  Since its founding in 1957, this young university has grown to become one of only four University Center campuses in the State University of New York (SUNY) system with more than 25,700 students and 2,500 faculty members, and 18 NCAA Division I athletic programs. Our faculty have earned numerous prestigious awards, including the Nobel Prize, Pulitzer Prize, Indianapolis Prize for animal conservation, Abel Prize and the inaugural Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics. The University offers students an elite education with an outstanding return on investment: U.S.News & World Report ranks Stony Brook among the top 50 public universities in the nation. Its membership in the Association of American Universities (AAU) places Stony Brook among the top 62 research institutions in North America. As part of the management team of Brookhaven National Laboratory, the University joins a prestigious group of universities that have a role in running federal R&D labs. Stony Brook University is a driving force in the region’s economy, generating nearly 60,000 jobs and an annual economic impact of $6.4 billion. Our state, country and world demand ambitious ideas, imaginative solutions and exceptional leadership to forge a better future for all. The students, alumni, researchers and faculty of Stony Brook University are prepared to meet this challenge.

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