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Two Michigan graduate programs are among the best in the entire U.S., according to the U.S. News & World Report’s 2023 edition of Best Graduate Schools, even scoring the top honor in some areas. The new rankings were released March 29.

Each year, U.S. News ranks six professional school programs and specialties in various areas, including business, education, engineering, law, nursing and medicine. As for the other schools and disciplines — such as the sciences, health, humanities and more — those are ranked periodically.

So, which Michigan schools are on top? Michigan and Michigan State both ranked extremely high on the tally, and both schools actually scored some No. 1 showings. Read on for the full list of programs that Michigan and Michigan State topped in the study. It’s a diverse list, from education to engineering to health. I went to Michigan State, so I’m really happy to see the school getting respect in various academic disciplines. It’s great to see Michigan so high on the list, too. One benefit to living in Michigan is that we have two major universities right here, both of which are nationally acclaimed. That’s not to mention all the other great colleges in Michigan, including Central Michigan University, Western Michigan and more.

  • U.S. News & World Report's latest graduate rankings

    Here are where Michigan and Michigan State ranked in the latest U.S. News & World Report. Below are the areas where the schools ranked highest.

  • University of Michigan

  • University of Michigan

  • University of Michigan

  • University of Michigan

    The School of Social Work ranked No. 1.

  • University of Michigan

    The School of Public Health ranked No. 6.

  • University of Michigan

    The School of Nursing’s Doctor of Nursing Practice program ranked No. 7., and its master’s degree program ranked No. 8.

  • University of Michigan

    The School of Education ranked No. 8.

  • University of Michigan

    The Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy ranked No. 8.

  • University of Michigan

    The College of Engineering ranked No. 9.

  • University of Michigan

    The Law School ranked No. 10.

  • University of Michigan

    The Medical School’s research program ranked No. 17, and its primary-care program ranked No. 20.

  • University of Michigan

    The Stephen M. Ross School of Business ranked No. 10.

  • Michigan State University

  • Michigan State University

  • Michigan State University

  • Michigan State University

  • The Michigan State University College of Education has eight graduate programs ranked in the top 20:

    No. 1 — Curriculum and instruction
    No. 1 — Elementary education
    No. 1 — Secondary education
    No. 2 — Educational administration and supervision
    No. 2 — Higher education administration
    No. 6 — Educational psychology
    No. 8 — Education policy
    No. 12 — Special education

  • The Michigan State University Eli Broad College of Business has three graduate programs ranked in the top 20:

    No. 1 — Supply chain/logistics
    No. 9 — Production/operations
    No. 20 — International business

  • Other MSU graduate programs ranked in the top 20:

    No. 2 — Industrial organizational psychology.

  • Other MSU graduate programs ranked in the top 20:

    No. 12 — Biological and agricultural engineering.

  • Other MSU graduate programs ranked in the top 20:

    No. 16 — Econometrics.