Best Grad Schools for 2013

Over 1,200 graduate schools were surveyed to find the best graduate schools for 2013. The significance of these rankings is important as many students graduated this past May and will likely be focusing on applying to graduate school for the next year. The time in between undergraduate and graduate school is longer for others, but those who still plan on going to graduate school eventually can look at this list and figure out which school could seriously help them with their inspiration, interests, career or just need for high quality education. These are the top graduate schools in almost 11 categories, including business, education, engineering, law, medical, science, library and information studies, social sciences and humanities, health, public affairs, and fine arts. This guide will start with the first five.

1. Business Graduate Schools

Ready to get your MBA? If you're going to excel in economics and marketing, and you are planning to go into management, you can't go wrong with these three schools. From first to third, Harvard University, Stanford University, and University of Pennsylvania snagged the top 3 spots in the top business schools. In addition, if you're going for a part-time MBA, you can't go wrong with Northwestern with Kellogg business school or UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business. If you're going for an executive MBA however, you want UPenn's Wharton business school or University of Chicago's Booth business school.

2. Education

Education careers blend both pedagogy with administration. There's broad aspects of this field and plenty of opportunities if you follow it all the way to certification. So what are the top 3 schools? Vanderbilt University is number one in this category, followed by Harvard and University of Texas at Austin. These schools offer the best education for the very same. If you want the top schools for education administration, however, then Vanderbilt is one of the best, but University of Wisconsin at Madison is also top ranked.

3. Engineering

Engineers can be attributed with making the country's everything: from buildings to roads, from incredible time saving devices to advanced biomedical technology. What sort of engineer are you has always been the favorite quiz of those with a mathematical and creative mind. Massachusetts Institute of Technology is ranked first, followed by Stanford University and University of California at Berkeley. Of course, there are all sorts of engineering schools, so if you want the top computer engineering school, you should definitely attend MIT or Stanford, but if you want something like civil engineering, you should head over to UC Berkeley or University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

4. Law

The best law schools around host a wealth of history and knowledge for those who love understanding all of our nation's laws and some of the international laws as well. Whatever kind of law you want to get into, there's a different school that specializes in all the various aspects of law. Yale University is number one, followed by Stanford and Harvard University law schools. Looking for the best in healthcare law? Try St. Louis University or Georgia State University. However, if you simple want a part-time law degree, you can't go wrong with Georgetown University or George Washington University.

5. Medical Schools

Doctors go into one of two directions when headed to medical school: research or primary care. There are also branches of each, such as internal medicine, geriatrics, pediatrics, rural medicine or women's health to name a few. The healthcare field is so wide open, you can specialize in any aspect and find somewhere who needs such a physician. The top research schools include Harvard University, Johns Hopkins University and University of Pennsylvania. The best primary care schools include the University of Washington, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Oregon Health and Science University in Portland.

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