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Top graduate schools: U.S. News rankings for 2015

Harvard Business School
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The best graduate schools to attend have been listed by U.S. News on Tuesday. The list is well worth examining for persons interested in pursuing a graduate school degree.

It has been reported by the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics that the fastest job growth through 2020 is projected in occupations assigned to the master’s degree level. Such occupations are projected to grow by 21.7 percent.

The school listed in the latest rakings by U.S. News take into consideration the graduate schools which focus on business, law, medicine, education, and engineering. Additionally, specialties in each of the major areas are encompassed as well.

The rankings are determined by the schools’ having the five main disciplines listed above, as well as being determined by standardized test score of the new students, opinions on each program’s quality as given by experts, acceptance rates, and other criteria. Criteria for rating each graduate program differs. For example, the state bar exam passage rate is used to determine law.

The Top 20 Graduate Schools of Business

  1. (tie) Harvard University Business School
  2. (tie) Stanford University Graduate School of Business
  3. (tie) University of Pennsylvania Wharton School
  4. University of Chicago Booth School of Business
  5. Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School of Management
  6. Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management
  7. University of California – Berkeley Haas School of Business
  8. Columbia University Business School
  9. Dartmouth College Tuck School of Business
  10. New York University Stern School of Business
  11. (tie) University of Michigan – Ann Arbor Stephen M. Ross School of Business
  12. (tie) University of Virginia Darden School of Business
  13. Yale University School of Management
  14. Duke University Fuqua School of Business
  15. University of Texas – Austin McCombs School of Business
  16. University of California – Los Angeles Anderson School of Management
  17. Cornell University S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management
  18. Carnegie Mellon University Tepper School of Business
  19. University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill Kenan0Flagler Business School
  20. Emory University Goizueta Business School

Top 20 Graduate Schools of Law

  1. Yale University School of Law
  2. Harvard University School of Law
  3. Stanford University School of Law
  4. (tie) Columbia University School of Law
  5. (tie) University of Chicago School of Law
  6. New York University School of Law
  7. University of Pennsylvania
  8. University of Virginia School of Law
  9. University of California – Berkeley School of Law
  10. (tie) Duke University School of Law
  11. (tie) University of Michigan – Ann Arbor School of Law
  12. Northwestern University School of Law
  13. (tie) Cornell University School of Law
  14. (tie) Georgetown University School of Law
  15. University of Texas – Austin School of Law
  16. (tie) University of California – Los Angeles School of Law
  17. (tie) Vanderbilt University School of Law
  18. Washington University in St. Louis School of Law
  19. Emory University School of Law
  20. (tie) George Washington University School of Law
  21. (tie) University of Minnesota – Twin Cities School of Law
  22. (tie) University of Southern California Gould School of Law
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