The newly released rankings emphasize the continued excellence of UCI’s School of Education, which ranked eighth among public universities and 17th overall. Marc-Anthony Rosas / UCI

Irvine, Calif., April 9, 2024 —UC Irvine’s doctoral programs once again shined in U.S. News & World Report’s graduate school rankings – published online today. For the fifth straight year, the School of Education was rated among the top 20 education schools in the country (and in the top 10 among public universities).

These UC Irvine schools and programs received rankings, which are released annually:

  • Business, full-time MBA – No. 44
  • Business, part-time MBA – No. 28
  • Education – No. 17
  • Law, full-time – No. 42
  • Nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice – No. 66
  • Nursing, master’s degree – No. 41

For this year, U.S. News also evaluated other health-related disciplines, computer science and public health. In those areas, UC Irvine ranked as follows:

  • Computer science – No. 27 
  • Pharmacy – No. 60 
  • Public health – No. 46 

Programs in the humanities, the social sciences, social ecology, the arts, the physical sciences and the biological sciences – areas in which UC Irvine traditionally ranks well – were not evaluated this year. UC Irvine is one of the top doctorate-granting institutions in the U.S. and has more than 6,000 students engaged in advanced scholarship and world-class research. Rankings for engineering and medicine will be released at a later date.