U.S. News & World Report included two UCSB graduate programs in its annual list of the top ten graduate and professional programs in the nation.

The rankings placed the Materials program at number two and Chemical Engineering at number eight among American universities in their respective lists. The magazine took a weighted average of various factors, including quality assessments, faculty, resources and research publications to calculate the standings.

Additionally, the College of Engineering ranked 21st and the Gevirtz School of Education placed 63rd overall. The magazine published the information in its 2013 “America’s Best Graduate Schools” special edition issue.