LMU Graduate Programs Remain Strong in U.S. News & World Report Rankings

Loyola Marymount University’s School of Education and Loyola Law School moved up further in U.S. News and World Report’s annual rankings of the nation’s best graduate programs, which were released Tuesday.

The School of Education is now ranked No. 57 in the nation, just 11 years after debuting on the list at 117 in 2008. The school has moved up steadily and is now the third-highest ranked Jesuit school of education in the country.

“This year’s rise in U.S. News rankings underscore the LMU School of Education’s commitment to providing students with an outstanding education that bridges current data-driven research with real-world practice,” said Interim Dean Mary K. McCullough, Ph.D. “Our students, alumni, faculty and staff continue to serve as visionary leaders who transform schools and communities throughout California, nationally and around the world.”

The College of Business Administration continued to rank highly in various specialty areas, listed in the top 20 for its Entrepreneurship (11), Marketing (14) and Accounting (20) programs. LMU’s part-time MBA program came in at No. 52 on the list.

“It’s always satisfying to see the College of Business Administration recognized as one of the nation’s best graduate business programs,” said Dean Dayle Smith. “We continue to develop innovative programs and initiatives so that our students and faculty can excel in the business world. Thanks to U.S. News and World Report for once again confirming that.”

At Loyola Law School, the full-time J.D. program moved up to No. 62 on the list, while the part-time program is ranked No. 6 — the highest in California. The law school’s highly regarded Trial Advocacy (4) and Tax Law (14) programs also ranked highly.