Author: Lisa Ercolano
A student in a lab coat works on a lab machine in a classroom. Text is "U.S. News & World Report: Best Grad Engineering 2024."

Johns Hopkins University’s engineering graduate programs are again ranked among the nation’s best, according to U.S. News & World Report‘s annual Best Graduate Schools rankings, released today. The Whiting School of Engineering retained its No. 14 spot, tied with UCLA.

Graduate engineering programs are evaluated by U.S. News based on a comprehensive set of factors, including a school’s research expenditures, faculty productivity, admissions selectivity, and its reputation among peers and the employers who hire its graduates. Changes to this year’s methodology included using bibliometric data, including publications and citations, as new overall ranking indicators.

Specialty rankings are based on reputation as measured by peer evaluations. The biomedical engineering graduate program, which is part of both Johns Hopkins’ schools of Engineering and Medicine, retained its No. 1 spot.

Five engineering graduate programs saw their rankings improve this year, and every graduate program is ranked among the top 25 in its category.

Specialty rankings:

  • Biomedical Engineering: No. 1
  • Chemical Engineering: No. 19 (tied)
  • Civil Engineering: No. 23 (tied), up eight spots
  • Computer Engineering: No. 15, up three spots
  • Computer Science: No. 24 (tied)
  • Electrical Engineering: No. 20 (tied), up three spots
  • Environmental Engineering: No. 25 (tied)
  • Materials Engineering: No. 16 (tied), up four spots
  • Mechanical Engineering: No. 13 (tied), up one spot

Portions of the publication’s annual rankings of graduate programs were released in April, but rankings for schools of medicine and engineering were delayed; rankings of schools of medicine will be released at a later date.