Three of Utah State University’s College of Engineering graduate programs were again ranked alongside some of the top-performing schools in the nation.
The U.S. News & World Report's Best Graduate School rankings were released on March 17. USU earned the following rankings.
- #49 Aerospace Engineering — tied with University of Oklahoma, University of Kansas and New York University, Tandon
- #27 Biological Engineering — tied with University of Missouri and North Dakota State University
- #75 Civil and Environmental Engineering — tied with the University of Utah, Brigham Young University and University of Kentucky
The three graduate programs have consistently ranked well in recent years.
USU’s aerospace program is closely associated with the world-renowned Space Dynamics Lab. Faculty in the department regularly secure major grants for aerospace research, and many student-built projects have flown in space.
The Biological Engineering Department advances research in biofuels, bionanomaterials, cell and metabolic engineering, tissue engineering, viral gene vectors and waste-to-bioproducts. Graduate school alumni pursue research in consumer and medical products, diagnostics, food, instrumentation, pharmaceutical, and water treatment in industry, federal and academic institutions.
USU’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering boasts active research programs in water resources, environmental, transportation, structural, geotechnical and irrigation engineering. The department is also home to the world-famous Utah Water Research Laboratory and the SMASH Lab.