The graduate programs in engineering at Rensselaer are once again considered among the best in the United States, according to the U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools rankings released last week. For the third year in a row Rensselaer’s graduate engineering programs have been ranked 39th in the nation.
This recognition mirrors that of the Institute as a whole; in September, U.S. News ranked Rensselaer 39th among national universities. Rensselaer’s graduate engineering programs have ranked in the top 50 for the past 17 years.
Within the School of Engineering, four graduate programs are ranked in the top 25: aerospace engineering ranked 23rd, industrial engineering ranked 17th, materials science and engineering ranked 22nd, and nuclear engineering ranked 12th in the nation. In total, six programs ranked in the top 30 and all of the graduate engineering programs at Rensselaer ranked in the top 50.
Rensselaer Engineering is nationally competitive and globally recognized. Our faculty and students are performing multidisciplinary research that is linked to global challenges. And, through innovative pedagogy, we are defining and leading the 21st century technological education.—Shekhar Garde, dean of the School of Engineering.—Shekhar Garde
“Rensselaer Engineering is nationally competitive and globally recognized. Our faculty and students are performing multidisciplinary research that is linked to global challenges. And, through innovative pedagogy, we are defining and leading the 21st century technological education,” said Shekhar Garde, dean of the School of Engineering.
The School of Engineering, one of five schools at Rensselaer, is home to seven departments offering 11 undergraduate and 18 graduate degrees. Currently more than 3500 undergraduate and 700 graduate students are enrolled, including 450 who are pursuing doctoral degrees. The school attracts over $50 million annually in external research funding in areas closely aligned with those of the Institute, aimed at addressing some of the world’s most pressing technological challenges, from energy security and sustainable development to biotechnology and human health.