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Shorelight Universities Earn Top Rankings in U.S. News 2023 Best Graduate Programs

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By Shorelight Team
Last updated on April 4, 2022

The latest postgraduate rankings from U.S. News & World Report are in – see which Shorelight universities have outstanding offerings in business, computer science, engineering, and more.

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U.S. News & World Report has announced its 2023 rankings for best graduate programs in the US, and 13 Shorelight universities have master’s degree offerings in the top 50 of their respective fields! Check out highlights from the new rankings and get inspired – where will you apply to earn your prestigious US graduate degree? 

Note that not all programs may be available through Shorelight. Speak to your Shorelight advisor for more details.

Graduate Programs for Business

According to a recent survey from GMAC, 94% of graduate business school alumni reported that their “graduate business education was a highly worthwhile and valuable experience,” indicating overall career satisfaction and strong return on investment. 

If you’re considering a graduate degree in business, Shorelight universities included in U.S. News & World Report’s top-50 programs for 2023 include:

Accounting

  • #28 (tie) – Gonzaga University – offered through Shorelight

International Business

  • #1 – University of South Carolina – offered as a part-time program through Shorelight Live

  • #5 – Florida International University

  • #16 – American University

Entrepreneurship

  • #11 – University of Utah

  • #14 – Gonzaga University

MBA

  • #40 – University of Utah

  • #47 (tie) – University of South Carolina

Supply Chain

  • #16 – Auburn University

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Graduate Programs for Computer Science

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that computer science roles will grow 22% from 2020 to 2030, creating thousands of job opportunities in the coming years. Payscale reports that employees with a master’s degree in computer science earn an average salary of $107,000, while employees with a bachelor’s degree average $86,000 – a difference of nearly 22%!

Shorelight’s computer science master’s degree programs provide the necessary qualifications to increase your earning power. Check out our master’s in computer science offerings that made the top-50 list for 2023 from U.S. News & World Report:

Computer Science (Overall)

  • #20 – Johns Hopkins – offered through Shorelight

  • #23 – University of Massachusetts Amherst

  • #43 – University of Utah

Artificial Intelligence

  • #16 – University of Massachusetts Amherst

Programming Language

  • #21 – University of Massachusetts Amherst

Systems

  • #22 – University of Massachusetts Amherst

Theory

  • #23 – University of Massachusetts Amherst

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Graduate Programs for Engineering

Engineering graduate degrees continue to be in high demand, indicating strong futures and earning potential. U.S. News & World Report recently highlighted several engineering degree programs in its list of graduate degree jobs that earn more than $100K, calling out aerospace engineers, computer hardware engineers, and oil and gas extraction engineers as particularly lucrative career paths. 

In 2023, the following Shorelight university programs earned top-50 rankings in:

Engineering (Overall)

  • #16 – Johns Hopkins – offered through Shorelight

Aerospace Engineering

  • #40 (tie) – Auburn University – offered through Shorelight

  • #40 (tie) – University of Dayton – offered through Shorelight

  • #50 – University of Kansas

Chemical Engineering

  • #20 – Johns Hopkins University

  • #34 – University of Massachusetts Amherst

  • #48 – Auburn University – offered through Shorelight

Civil Engineering

  • #26 – Johns Hopkins University – offered through Shorelight

  • #48 (tie) – Auburn University

  • #48 (tie) – University of Massachusetts Amherst

Computer Engineering

  • #23 – Johns Hopkins University – offered through Shorelight

  • #50 (tie) – University of Central Florida

  • #50 (tie) – University of Utah

Electrical Engineering

  • #19 – Johns Hopkins – offered through Shorelight

Industrial Engineering

  • #29 – Auburn University

  • #36 – University of Central Florida

  • #39 – University of Massachusetts Amherst

Material Engineering

  • #20 – Johns Hopkins University – offered through Shorelight

  • #49 (tie) – University of Central Florida

  • #49 (tie) – University of Massachusetts Amherst

Mechanical Engineering

  • #14 – Johns Hopkins University – offered through Shorelight

Petroleum Engineering

  • #8 – Louisiana State University

  • #16 – University of Kansas

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Graduate Programs for Education

In their annual salary survey, the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) found that a master’s degree in education administration and supervision increased earnings potential by 50%, compared to similar professionals with only a bachelor’s degree. The Bureau of Labor Statistics has also put together a handy chart of potential earning increases for educators with advanced degrees, showing salary boosts ranging from 14% to 44%, depending on specialization.

Several Shorelight universities saw top-50 rankings for education graduate degrees from U.S. News & World Report in 2023: 

Education (Overall)

  • #14 (tie) – Johns Hopkins

  • #14 – University of Kansas

  • #41 – University of Illinois Chicago – offered through Shorelight

  • #49 – University of Massachusetts Boston

Curriculum & Instruction

  • #30 – University of Illinois Chicago

Education Psychology

  • #17 – University of Kansas

Educational Administration

  • #15 – University of Illinois Chicago – offered through Shorelight

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Regardless of which graduate program of study interests you, Shorelight advisors are here to help. Services available include degree research, application assistance, visa application prep, pre- and post-arrival support, and more. Reach out to our helpful counselors today for personalized guidance with your journey to earning a master’s degree at a US university!

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