The National Research Council (NRC), an arm of the National Academy of Engineering and National Academy of Science, has released an eagerly-anticipated report on the doctoral programs at 212 US universities. The report provides a complex and many-faceted analysis of programs in 62 different research fields at these universities.
The summation statistics confirm the Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) Ph.D. program at the University of Florida (UF) as one of the leading programs in the US. The NRC provided two different quantitative assessments of each program based on areas such as publication count and impact, student quality, time to graduation, and diversity. In one summary, the MSE Program at UF was ranked 2nd of the 83 programs assessed (tied with MIT).
By a slightly different measure, the department was ranked 6th of the 83 programs. UF MSE has also been consistently ranked as one of the nation’s Top-10 departments by US News and World Report. This strong ranking by the NRC is further evidence that the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Florida is one of the nation’s elite doctoral programs.