Read the full report at The Record.

U-M officials note that rankings are just one measure of an academic program. What matters most in choosing a school is the match between the particular interests, abilities and ambitions of each student with the specific programs, approaches and opportunities offered by a particular school.

U.S. News also published new rankings based on peer assessment only for graduate areas in social sciences, humanities, and library and information studies, which were last ranked in 2014. The rankings for these schools and programs are updated every three years, not annually.

The updated U-M rankings this year include Psychology (ranked third.)

In addition to the main program rankings, U-M was rated on 54 specialties.

Psychology specialties:

  • Behavioral Neuroscience (ranked first)
  • Development Psychology (ranked second)
  • Experimental Psychology (ranked first)
  • Social Psychology (ranked second)

Education specialty:

  • Educational Psychology (ranked second)