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SBU Graduate Programs Make 2016 U.S. News Top 100 Rankings

campusStony Brook University has once again been cited multiple times in the U.S. News and World Report 2016 Best Graduate Schools rankings, which were released on March 10.

The School of Medicine ranked 57th in the Best Research category, the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences ranked 66th, the School of Nursing ranked 90th and the Physician Assistant Program in the School of Health Technology and Management ranked 15th.

Within engineering, Stony Brook’s programs ranked in the top 100 in the following subspecialties:

Biomedical Engineering/Bioengineering: 46th
Chemical Engineering: 72nd
Computer Engineering: 71st
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engineering: 66th
Materials Engineering: 53rd
Mechanical Engineering: 59th

In the U.S. News Best Online Programs rankings, SBU’s Online Graduate Business Programs ranked 45th and the Online Graduate Nursing Programs ranked 13th.

Each year the rankings include programs in business, law, education, engineering and medicine, and for the first time this year, expanded rankings of master’s programs in nursing. The rankings in these six areas are based on two types of data: expert opinions about program excellence and statistical indicators that measure the quality of a school’s faculty, research and students. The data come from surveys of administrators at nearly 1,900 graduate programs and more than 13,700 academics and professionals in the disciplines, conducted during the fall of 2014 and in early 2015.

The complete Best Graduate Schools rankings and data are posted at The Best Graduate Schools 2016 guidebook is available online at; the printed version will be on newsstands April 7.

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