LSU Programs Ranked in U.S. News Graduate School Rankings, Flores MBA Program Ranked 36th Among Public Universities

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A number of LSU programs moved up in U.S. News & World Report's 2020 Best Graduate Schools rankings, including the Flores MBA, public administration, education and social work programs.

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BATON ROUGE – A number of LSU programs are recognized in U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 Best Graduate Schools rankings, including the Flores MBA, public administration, education and social work programs, which all moved up in the rankings this year.

LSU’s Flores MBA and Public Administration programs, which are designed for prospective students looking to continue their education and advance their careers, saw increases in the new U.S. News & World Report graduate rankings released today.

“These rankings are a testament to the quality of our MBA and Public Administration programs. Rankings follow excellence, and that is exactly what is reflected in this year’s rankings,” said E. J. Ourso College of Business Dean Richard White Jr.

The full-time Flores MBA program jumped 14 spots to 69 overall and 36 among public institution. The part-time MBA program broke into the top 100 with the ranking of 99 among public universities, continuing the upward slope in improving over the years. The LSU Public Administration Institute moved up five slots from 65 to 60 among public universities.

“We’re thrilled about our 2019 U.S. News & World Report ranking,” said MBA Flores Program Director Dana Hart. “It illustrates that we are once again ranked among some remarkable MBA programs across the country.”

Jared J. Llorens, director of the Public Administration Institute and associate professor, said, “The Public Administration Institute is truly pleased with the improved ranking of its MPA program. While the U.S. News & World Report ranking does not fully capture the incredible public service contributions made by MPA alumni and faculty in the state of Louisiana and beyond, the sustained growth in the MPA program’s national reputation does speak to our continued efforts to provide a world class public affairs education here at LSU.”

The graduate programs in education and social work also saw increases to their rankings in the 2020 list. LSU’s master’s programs in education is ranked 93 overall and 73 among public universities. The master’s program in social work moved up to 77 overall and 53 among public universities.

A number of other LSU graduate programs appear in the 2020 U.S. News & World Report rankings. In engineering, LSU ranks 106 overall out of 219 programs considered. Specialty programs in engineering ranked include petroleum engineering at 10th overall, biological/agricultural engineering at 20th overall, chemical engineering at 75th overall, civil engineering at 53rd overall, computer engineering at 98th overall, electrical engineering at 107th overall and mechanical engineering at 87th overall.

The LSU School of Veterinary Medicine is ranked 22 out of 28 vet schools considered and is 19th among public universities, and the LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center is ranked 100th overall out of 201 schools listed among best law schools.

For more information on the U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 Best Graduate Schools rankings, visit



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