U.S. News & World Report ranked the University of Arizona’s science and business programs among the best in the country.

U.S. News & World Report ranked the University of Arizona’s science and business programs among the best in the country, according to the latest graduate schools rankings released earlier this week.

The University of Arizona Eller College of Management’s management information systems (MIS) graduate program fell one spot to No. 5 nationally from last year, behind MIT, Carnegie Mellon, the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and the University of Texas-Austin.

Among public programs, MIS was ranked third, falling one spot from last year.

The online program, MISonline, was ranked No. 8 nationally and No. 5 among public programs.

The Eller College of Management’s full-time graduate program fell 20 spots from last year, landing at No. 69. The part-time program fell from 46th to 60th.

Business, education, engineering, law, medicine and nursing programs are ranked annually. Other programs are ranked less frequently. The natural sciences have not been ranked since 2014.

The UA’s earth sciences graduate program tied for No. 8 with the California Institute of Technology. The No. 1 spot was shared by Pennsylvania State University and University of Texas-Austin.

The UA ranked third for geology, tying with CIT, and 11th for geochemistry nationally.

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Other report highlights:

  • Public management and leadership ranked 19th.
  • The school of Government and Public Policy tied at No. 34 in the public affairs category.
  • James E. Rogers College of Law jumped seven spots to No. 41 and ranked 25th for legal writing.
  • College of Nursing’s doctorate in nursing practice ranked 28th, the master’s program rose two spots to 39th.
  • Physics ranked 37th overall and 10th for atomic/molecular/optical physics.
  • Chemistry tied at No. 41, and analytical chemistry ranked No. 10.
  • Computer science tied for 43rd.
  • Biology tied at 46th.
  • Math tied at 47th.

UA President Robert Robbins has announced at past Arizona Board of Regents meetings his intent to focus on raising the university’s rankings.

“Working together,” Robbins said in a statement on the latest rankings, “the next generation of UA alumni will be equipped to create innovative solutions to some of the world’s biggest challenges.”

Contact Mikayla Mace at mmace@tucson.com or (520) 573-4158. On Twitter: @mikaylagram.