Every engineering graduate degree at Georgia Tech remained in the top 10 nationally in the annual assessment.

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For the fourth consecutive year, the College of Engineering moved higher on the widely watched U.S. News and World Report Best Graduate Programs list, landing at No. 4 in the updated rankings released June 18.

Georgia Tech is tied with the California Institute of Technology in the fourth spot. The College’s new ranking puts it second among public universities.

Among specific disciplines, the H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering maintained its place as the nation’s No. 1 program for the 34th year in a row. The Daniel Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering rose two spots to No. 2.

Also at No. 2: the biomedical engineering graduate program jointly operated by Georgia Tech and Emory University (the College also features an interdisciplinary bioengineering graduate program). Civil engineering remained at No. 3.


(2nd among public universities)

The 2024 Best Grad Schools rankings mark the 13th year with every program in the College in the top 10 of their discipline. Most rankings were unchanged from last year’s list.

U.S. Newsreleases graduate school rankings each spring.Their evaluation of engineering as a whole is based on a number of factors, including research expenditures and publications, peer and recruiter assessments, and doctoral degrees awarded. Rankings of specific engineering disciplines are based solely on peer assessments by department heads.

In the fall, U.S. News ranked the College’s undergraduate programs the best among public universities and No. 3 overall.

ME Assistant Professor Ye Zhao and a student work in the lab with a bipedal robot in a sandbox
ChBE Professor Krista Walton and students work in the lab

2024 Graduate Rankings

U.S. News & World Report

SchoolRankingPublic Ranking
Industrial Engineering1st1st
Aerospace Engineering2nd (4th last year)1st
Biomedical Engineering2nd (1st last year)1st
Civil Engineering3rd3rd
Electrical Engineering4th2nd
Chemical Engineering5th2nd
Environmental Engineering5th4th
Mechanical Engineering5th2nd
Computer Engineering6th (5th last year)3rd
Materials Engineering7th4th
Nuclear Engineering9th (8th last year)8th
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