UH Graduate Programs Ranked Among Best in Nation

U.S. News & World Report Ranks 18 UH Graduate Programs in Top 50

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The University of Houston has 18 graduate programs ranked among the top 50 in the nation, according to the 2023-2024 U.S. News & World Report graduate program rankings.

A total of five UH graduate programs rank in the top 10 nationwide, including three from the UH Law Center: Part-Time Program (No. 6), Intellectual Property Law (No. 6) and Health Care Law (No. 9). The Petroleum Engineering program in the Cullen College of Engineering (No. 9) and Online Overall Graduate Education Program in the College of Education (No. 10), round out UH’s top 10 honorees. In 2021, UH had 12 graduate programs ranked among the top 50 in the nation.

“The University of Houston offers many outstanding graduate programs, so to be recognized among the best in the nation in these important disciplines is indeed rewarding,” said Diane Z. Chase, UH senior vice president for academic affairs and provost. “Providing the highest quality professional and graduate programs is imperative to our mission of becoming a top 50 public university, and these rankings validate the commitment and hard work of our faculty, staff and students.”

This year, 10 UH Law Center specialty programs are ranked among the Top 50 in the country, with five ranked No. 1 in the state of Texas. Last year, the Law Center had eight specialty programs ranked in the top 50.

“I am delighted that the UH Law Center has once again achieved three Top 10 specialty rankings nationwide for our remarkable intellectual property law, health law and part-time programs,” said UH Law Center Dean Leonard M. Baynes. “The Law Center leads among Texas schools in those three areas, as well as in legal writing and environmental law.”

Top 50 Ranked UH Graduate Programs Nationwide:

  • Part-Time Law (No. 6)
  • Intellectual Property Law (No. 6)
  • Health Care Law (No. 9)
  • Petroleum Engineering (No. 9)
  • Online Overall Graduate Education Program (No. 10)
  • Legal Writing (No. 21, a 41-point increase from 2023)
  • Trial Advocacy (No. 24)
  • Environmental Law (No. 26)
  • Social Work (No. 28)
  • Pharmacy (No. 31)
  • Chemical Engineering (No. 34)
  • Business – Part-Time MBA (No. 41)
  • Tax Law (No. 44)
  • Business/Corporate Law (No. 47)
  • Contracts/Commercial Law (No. 47, a 12-point increase from 2023)
  • Criminal Law (No. 50, a 16-point increase from 2023) 
  • Industrial Manufacturing (No. 50)
  • Political Science (No. 50)

Each year, U.S. News ranks professional school programs in business, education, engineering, law, medicine and nursing, including specialties in each area. The rankings are based on two types of data: expert opinions about program excellence and statistical indicators that measure the quality of a school's faculty, research and students. Other disciplines are ranked periodically.

To see where all graduate program rankings or to learn more about the ranking methodology, visit the U.S. News & World Report website.