UC Berkeley graduate programs get high honors in new U.S. News rankings

Graduate programs like law, business, engineering, American politics, English and sociology were all recognized by. (UC Berkeley photo by Keegan Houser)

Ten Berkeley graduate schools or programs excelled in the prestigious 2022 rankings released today by the magazine placing among the top 10 in the country.

  • The College of Engineering ranked No. 3 nationwide and No. 1 among public institutions. Among 12 specialties evaluated by the magazine, the college placed in the Top 10 in nine of them.
  • Berkeley’s Goldman School of Public Policy was tied at No. 4 among U.S. graduate programs in public affairs and No. 1 in public policy.
  • The Department of History’s graduate program was the top one in the country; the ranking included a top mark for its work in the "Cultural History” specialty.
  • The Chemical Engineering program, part of the College of Chemistry, was tied at No. 2.
  • The Department of Political Science came in at No. 4 in the country, with recognition for its American, international and comparative programs, as well as its work in political theory.
  • Graduate programs at the Haas School of Business ranked No. 7 in the United States, and its part-time MBA program was rated second.
  • The English Department’s graduate program was the top one in the country, with No. 1 rankings for its "Gender and Literature” and "American Literature after 1865” specialties.
  • The Department of Sociology was ranked the best in the country.
  • Berkeley Law came in it at No. 9 nationally , and its programs in environmental law and intellectual property law each was ranked the best in the country.
  • The Economics Department was ranked No. 7 and was the top public program in the country.
  • The School of Public Health tied at No. 8 in the country.


See the full 2022 graduate school rankings at  .

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