U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate School Rankings

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UCLA’s chemistry and biochemistry graduate degree programs are among the best in the nation, according to US News & World Report’s Best Graduate School rankings

The UCLA Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry’s graduate program ranked No. 16 in the country. The physical chemistry program landed in the top 10, ranking No. 9, and the department’s other programs landed in the top 20 – biochemistry (No. 10), inorganic (No. 14), organic (No. 10) and theoretical (No. 10).  

U.S. News & World Report ranks schools based on surveys of programs, academic experts and professionals in their respective fields. The organization aims to provide insight for prospective students looking to further their education in different disciplines, including business, education, engineering, law, medicine and nursing.

The Best Graduate Schools rankings in these areas are based on two types of data: expert opinion about program excellence and statistical indicators that measure the quality of a school’s faculty, research and students.

The data for the rankings in all six disciplines came from statistical surveys of 2,214 programs and from reputation surveys sent to approximately 6,300 academics and 12,690 professionals, conducted in fall 2022 and early 2023.

Penny Jennings, UCLA Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, penny@chem.ucla.edu.