When you are thinking about making the financial commitment to go to grad school and pursue that advanced degree, you want to know that you are getting the best education for your money. Finding a highly ranked school should be important, but remember that there are other alternatives to these sometimes pricey options that will provide you with the same degree. The rankings for the top five sought after graduate degrees can be found here. These results are based on the list provided by U.S.News for 2020.
As far as Business schools overall, Harvard ranks first, Stanford is second and University of Pennsylvania is 3rd.
UPenn ranks 1st on the list for both your Finance MBA and Executive MBA, and UC Berkeley holds the #1 spot for part-time MBA. University of Chicago ranks #2 for all three MBAs.
For education, your top rated graduate schools are; #1 Vanderbilt University, #2 Johns Hopkins University and #3 Harvard.
For individual programs, Vanderbilt and University of Wisconsin are your top rated for Education Administration respectively. Michigan State and Columbia for Elementary Education, and for Special Education, Vanderbilt and the University of Kansas.
Here are the ranks for your top Engineering graduate programs: #1 MIT, #2 Stanford and #3 University of California Berkeley.
For specified programs; MIT and UC Berkeley for Computer Engineering, for Civil Engineering, Illinois-Urbana-Champaign and UC Berkeley, and for Mechanical Engineering MIT and Stanford.
The 2020 best law schools are, in order, Yale, Harvard and Stanford.
Georgetown University ranks first for both Part-time Law and Clinical Training, George Washington University ranks second for Part-time Law and American U. ranks #2 for Clinical Training. The top two schools for Health Care Law are St. Louis University and Boston University.
The top Research Medical Schools are Harvard, Stanford and Johns Hopkins University, for Primary Care; UNC Chapel Hill, University of Washington, and Oregon Health and Science University.
For Primary Care you have University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and University of Washington. For Pediatrics, UPenn and Harvard University, and for Internal Medicine, Johns Hopkins University and UC San Francisco.