U.S. News & World Reports has produced its latest rankings for graduate programs nationwide, including high marks for five programs within the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.
Criminology, Law and Society was ranked tenth nationally and was the highest ranked among Virginia public institutions. “Criminology, Law and Society’s [CLS] graduate programs are relatively young, so it’s especially gratifying to watch their meteoric rise in the national rankings,” said Dean Ann Ardis, noting that other top tier programs have far longer histories.
The recognition is a testament to the research and hard work of faculty and graduate students, Department Chair James Willis said, “and to the department’s steadfast commitment to using science and reason to inform policies and practices that best meet what justice requires.”
In addition, Mason’s history program was ranked 42 among public institutions and 73 overall; economics was ranked 48 among public institutions and 77 overall; sociology was ranked 57 among public institutions and 84 overall; and English was ranked 63 among public institutions and 99 overall.
March 30, 2021