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SDSU Grad Programs Ranked Among Nation’s Best

Several SDSU programs are recognized in U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Graduate Schools 2018 released today.

Press Release – SAN DIEGO, Calif. (March 14, 2017) — SDSU’s graduate programs in education and aerospace engineering are ranked among the nation’s best in the latest U.S. News & World Report issue of America’s Best Graduate Schools.

SDSU’s College of Education graduate program ranks No. 57 in the nation among all universities and No. 39 among public universities. The college’s online master’s degree program also ranks among the nation’s best at No. 22.

“We take very seriously our responsibility to educate and prepare future educators, counselors, school psychologists, and leaders,” said Joseph Johnson, dean of the College of Education. “This commitment motivates us to work diligently to pursue meaningful scholarship, teaching, and service. In no small part, the increase in rankings was influenced by our faculty’s strong productivity in research grants and publications.”

The new rankings also list SDSU’s aerospace engineering program as No. 37 in the nation and No. 7 in California among all universities.

A new Engineering and Interdisciplinary Sciences building is currently under construction that will house research in a variety of high-impact fields like aerospace engineering.

Other graduate programs that currently rank in the top 25 include rehabilitation counseling (No. 10) speech and language pathology (No. 24), clinical psychology (No. 25).

Programs ranked in the top 50 include nursing midwifery (No. 28), audiology (No. 30), public health (No. 39) and healthcare management (No. 47).Those ranked in the top 100 include psychology (No. 52), social work (No. 58), fine arts (No.59), physical therapy (No. 79), public affairs (No. 86), computer engineering (No. 86) and the part-time MBA program (No. 95).

Last year, in the U.S. News & World Report’s annual ranking of America’s Best Colleges, SDSU ranked No. 74 among public universities and No. 146 overall among national universities, moving up 37 spots since 2011.

About San Diego State University

San Diego State University is a major public research institution that provides transformative experiences, both inside and outside of the classroom, for its 35,000 students. The university offers bachelor’s degrees in 91 areas, master’s degrees in 76 areas and doctorates in 23 areas. Students participate in research, international experiences, sustainability and entrepreneurship initiatives, and a broad range of student life and leadership opportunities. The university’s rich campus life features opportunities for students to participate in, and engage with, the creative and performing arts, a Division I athletics program and the vibrant cultural life of the San Diego region. For more information, visit

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