Miami University saw multiple programs ranked for graduate education in the latest list provided by U.S. News & World Report.
Miami is ranked 57th for public schools in Earth Science, second in Ohio, and 83rd overall. The university also is 64th for public schools in Education, second in the state of Ohio, and 80th overall in the 2023-2024 U.S. News Best Graduate Programs.
This year’s Education ranking is an increase of nearly 40 spots from its 2022-2023 overall placing in the same category.
Jason Lane, dean of the College of Education, Health, and Society (EHS), was excited to see Miami’s graduate Education program among the top in Ohio and the nation.
“Our jump in the rankings is reflective of the remarkable work of our faculty who are truly committed to the teacher-scholar model that is a hallmark of Miami University,” Lane said. “Students come to Miami because they experience an engaged educational experience inside and outside of the classroom while learning from faculty who are leaders in their fields.”
Lane noted the impact Miami has in strengthening and diversifying the educational preparation pipelines and advancing education and research that seeks to have a positive impact on the education of all students.
“All of this is happening during a time of unacceptable educational inequalities and teacher shortages,” Lane said.
EHS offers Education master’s degrees in Curriculum and Instruction; Literacy and Language; Special Education; and Teaching.
Miami’s College of Arts and Science had a second program recognized, with Chemistry ranked 101st among public schools.
“I’m pleased to learn that two of our graduate science programs, housed in our Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and Department of Geology and Environmental Earth Science, were recognized once again for their excellence at the national level,” said Chris Makaroff, dean of the College of Arts and Science. “All throughout CAS we offer unique research and scholarship opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate students that help them acquire the important skills and experience needed for rewarding careers.”
The Best Graduate School rankings are based on expert opinion about program excellence and statistical indicators that measure the quality of a school’s faculty, research, and students. Rankings data come from statistical surveys and reputation surveys.
In the U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings released in fall 2022, Miami was No. 48 in public schools and tied for fifth among public schools in Best Undergraduate Teaching.