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UC Davis Graduate Program Rankings from U.S. News & World Report's "America's Best Graduate Schools"

UC Davis consistently ranks in the top among public research institutions. Our rankings reflect the university's academic strengths, a strong heritage of international engagement and a commitment to teaching, research and public service. Here is a sampling based on our reputation, value and programs.

Graduate Programs

  • U.S. News & World Report, "America's Best Graduate Schools 2012-2014" ranked several UC Davis graduate programs among the top in the nation:
    • Biological Sciences: Ecology/Evolutionary Biology, #3
    • Biological Sciences, #20
    • Chemistry, #38
    • Computer Science, #39
    • Earth Sciences, #17
    • Economics, #32
    • English, #26
    • Engineering, #33
    • Engineering: Aerospace/Aeronautical/Astronautical, #26
    • Engineering: Bioagricultural, #8
    • Engineering: Biomedical/Bioengineering, #18
    • Engineering: Chemical, #29
    • Engineering: Civil, 13
    • Engineering: Computer, #31
    • Engineering: Electrical/Electronic/Communications, #40
    • Engineering: Environmental/Environmental Health, #14
    • Engineering: Materials, #26
    • Engineering: Mechanical, #35
    • Fine Arts, #21
    • Fine Art: Art/Art History/Technocultural Studies, #27
    • Fine Arts: Ceramics, #12
    • Geology, #17
    • History, #27
    • History: U.S. Colonial History, #9
    • Mathematics, #36
    • Mathematics: Topology, #13
    • Physics, #26
    • Political Science, #23
    • Political Science: American Politics, #19
    • Political Science: Comparative Politics, #15
    • Political Science: Political Methodology, #15
    • Psychology, #21
    • Sociology, #31
    • Statistics, #31
  • Following a comprehensive survey of U.S. doctorate programs, the National Research Council released results in 2010 which ranks UC Davis graduate programs among the best of the nation. Among the top five percent were graduate programs in Spanish, entomology, agricultural and resource economics, plant biology, ecology, and nutritional biology. Approximately one-third of UC Davis graduate programs ranked in the top 25 percent in their respective fields.

Last Updated: March 25, 2013