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Southern Methodist University ranked 137th in the United States and 407th in the World 2021 overall rankings, plus got TOP 50% in 121 academic topics. EduRank's ranking for Southern Methodist University is based on 3 factors: research performance (a proprietary algorithm evaluated 18,591 publications and 918,725 citations), non-academic reputation, and the impact of 208 notable alumni .

RankRanking
#407 of 14,160In the World
#158 of 2,624In North America
#137 of 2,523In the United States
#12 of 119In Texas
#2 of 12In Dallas
#84 of 1,023For Archaeology
#110 of 1,229For Finance
#113 of 1,251For Investment Banking and Stock trading
#199 of 8,209For Alumni Impact
#277 of 14,160For Non-academic Prominence
Top50%For 118 other topics

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Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

Southern Methodist University ranked 170th for Liberal Arts & Social Sciences in the United States and 431st in the World with 3,727 publications made and 92,590 citations received. Main research topics: Political Science, Law, Sociology, History, Demography.

RankRanking
#170 of 1,311In the United States
#195 of 1,393In North America
#431 of 5,152In the World

Southern Methodist University
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
19905873
19914466
19924024
19933330
19945168
19953561
19964575
19974734
19983927
199946142
200058133
20014675
200249135
200356176
200472241
200594223
2006117329
2007131352
2008123462
2009110256
2010128470
2011121290
2012113232
2013166510
2014178608
2015171319
2016202311
2017178524
2018164367
2019189210
2020188156

Physics

Southern Methodist University ranked 170th for Physics in the United States and 772nd in the World with 3,176 publications made and 194,358 citations received. Main research topics: Quantum and Particle physics, Materials Science, Nuclear Physics, Optical Engineering, Atomic and Molecular physics.

RankRanking
#170 of 746In the United States
#194 of 807In North America
#772 of 4,160In the World

Southern Methodist University
Physics Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
1990135
19911930
19923467
19933830
19944273
19954399
19965074
199757156
199857103
19995551
200065268
200163142
200272141
200368217
200465145
200592219
2006101465
200778207
2008101492
2009111515
20101151324
2011130689
2012160732
20131641945
20141883873
20152014178
20161824145
20171181272
20181321179
20191491366
2020152936

Engineering

Southern Methodist University ranked 152nd for Engineering in the United States and 677th in the World with 2,940 publications made and 96,074 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Optical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Automation and Control engineering, Electrical Engineering.

RankRanking
#152 of 781In the United States
#179 of 846In North America
#677 of 4,716In the World

Southern Methodist University
Engineering Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
19902687
19911525
19923618
19934040
19942715
199529819
19963757
199749223
19986279
19996180
20003381
200146132
200255150
200358212
200460131
200573122
200663334
200778104
200880256
200999274
201092355
201191234
2012113138
2013139404
2014122392
2015136319
2016129293
2017145341
2018158610
2019180662
2020170473

Business

Southern Methodist University ranked 105th for Business in the United States and 247th in the World with 2,146 publications made and 158,276 citations received. Main research topics: Investment Banking and Stock trading, Finance, Marketing, International Business, Advertising.

RankRanking
#105 of 866In the United States
#121 of 932In North America
#247 of 4,080In the World

Southern Methodist University
Business Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
199030364
19912062
19922397
19932590
199430102
19953294
199628231
199739376
199841248
199946297
200050344
200137189
200245211
200346267
200470668
200561345
200665367
200768184
200880524
200984443
201083335
201194406
201291453
2013101701
201492443
201578182
2016102226
2017109367
201869192
201965198
202081143

Chemistry

Southern Methodist University ranked 178th for Chemistry in the United States and 860th in the World with 1,944 publications made and 74,895 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Biochemistry, Petrology and Geochemistry, Organic Chemistry, Pharmacy.

RankRanking
#178 of 744In the United States
#203 of 805In North America
#860 of 4,409In the World

Southern Methodist University
Chemistry Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
19902041
19912743
19923661
199341101
199430169
19953973
199632213
19972892
199850137
19994465
20003183
20013471
20024564
200345148
200443202
200547145
200648272
20075290
200845221
200967204
201047307
201153178
201275193
201379354
201474256
201578229
201679364
201779278
201879222
201993330
202082238
SpecialityUnited States rankNorth America rankWorld rank
Petrology and Geochemistry85109319
Polymer science and Plastics engineering103117373
Computational Chemistry111128423
Biochemistry175196616
Organic Chemistry149171795
Pharmacy179202827
Materials Science162187842
Nanotechnology178202873
Inorganic Chemistry1982301227

Computer Science

Southern Methodist University ranked 164th for Computer Science in the United States and 567th in the World with 1,933 publications made and 81,923 citations received. Main research topics: Artificial Intelligence (AI), Cognitive Science, Blockchain and Cryptography, Computer Networking, Computational Linguistics.

RankRanking
#164 of 897In the United States
#187 of 967In North America
#567 of 4,494In the World

Southern Methodist University
Computer Science Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
199028180
19912196
19922896
199328108
19942560
199528110
19962673
199741189
19983855
19993482
200045279
200157127
200238211
20032965
200450214
20054399
200650110
20075793
20086181
200959126
201057187
201182182
201273204
201371385
201463212
201560356
201671215
201764159
201886344
2019122680
2020122514

Mathematics

Southern Methodist University ranked 110th for Mathematics in the United States and 318th in the World with 1,903 publications made and 65,672 citations received. Main research topics: Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, Statistics, Applied Mathematics, Math Teachers, Actuarial Science.

RankRanking
#110 of 720In the United States
#129 of 781In North America
#318 of 3,475In the World

Southern Methodist University
Mathematics Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
199031102
19913041
19921510
19932028
19942652
19952421
19963165
19974075
19983288
19993272
20001668
20013441
200233155
200340125
200443267
200550155
20066388
200756124
200871158
200964266
20104851
201159185
201241363
201349117
201462238
20155469
201669153
201784178
201870194
201985187
202081215
SpecialityUnited States rankNorth America rankWorld rank
Actuarial Science8596171
Econometrics and Mathematical Economics8396186
Statistics104123232
Applied Mathematics7891264
Operations Research114138404
Blockchain and Cryptography134158523
Math Teachers237262574

Psychology

Southern Methodist University ranked 152nd for Psychology in the United States and 318th in the World with 1,843 publications made and 252,620 citations received. Main research topics: Social Psychology, Child Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Cognitive Science, Psychiatry.

RankRanking
#152 of 1,033In the United States
#173 of 1,099In North America
#318 of 3,753In the World

Southern Methodist University
Psychology Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
199020159
199124279
199221174
199321136
199426210
19952075
199628264
199720221
199825146
199920163
200026162
200124318
200220418
200324382
200427531
200531403
200657500
200751422
200868573
200959761
201054179
201169257
201276419
201380467
201477567
201577337
2016101306
201798413
201874345
201985386
2020106188
SpecialityUnited States rankNorth America rankWorld rank
Social Psychology109123187
Child Psychology113134205
Clinical Psychology119135211
Negotiation and Conflict Resolution102121242
Organizational / Business / IO Psychology138156263
Cognitive Science144167351
Psychiatry168187397
Special Education191213407
Education Majors262295628
Sexology324356687
Neuroscience242272867

Economics

Southern Methodist University ranked 88th for Economics in the United States and 207th in the World with 1,789 publications made and 88,935 citations received. Main research topics: Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, Investment Banking and Stock trading, Finance, Actuarial Science, Political Economy.

RankRanking
#88 of 690In the United States
#101 of 753In North America
#207 of 3,117In the World

Southern Methodist University
Economics Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
199026152
19912229
19922121
19931633
19943060
19952526
19963372
19973785
199842208
199935161
200037146
20013285
200245175
200352195
200453384
200569275
200678266
200763145
200864399
200950133
201059495
201161239
201256492
201365317
201469169
201564136
201674135
201787278
201855146
20195387
202068102

Medicine

Southern Methodist University ranked 241st for Medicine in the United States and 958th in the World with 1,454 publications made and 76,083 citations received. Main research topics: Clinical Psychology, Psychiatry, Health Science, Pharmacy, Healthcare Management (MHA).

RankRanking
#241 of 1,086In the United States
#268 of 1,156In North America
#958 of 4,839In the World

Southern Methodist University
Medicine Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
199068
199117205
1992818
19931423
199414102
19951971
19962239
1997923
19981853
19991030
20001468
20011249
20021360
20032367
20042282
20052499
200637291
200742224
200855423
200947189
201050175
201156175
201263208
201365428
201453242
201571258
201692280
201777304
201874428
201989314
202097152
SpecialityUnited States rankNorth America rankWorld rank
Clinical Psychology119135211
Bioethics/Medical Ethics152168338
Psychiatry168187397
Respiratory Therapy149168533
Forensic Science142165540
Gerontology264298764
Audiology250282780
Pharmacy179202827
Healthcare Management (MHA)285320881
Health Science299327897
Cardiology223245971
Anatomy and Physiology250281982
Public Health2953311049
Physical Therapy3273651151
Oncology and Cancer research3053361502

Environmental Science

Southern Methodist University ranked 169th for Environmental Science in the United States and 722nd in the World with 1,415 publications made and 49,458 citations received. Main research topics: Geology, Geography and Cartography, Earth science and Geophysics, Paleontology, Petrology and Geochemistry.

RankRanking
#169 of 789In the United States
#202 of 857In North America
#722 of 4,129In the World

Southern Methodist University
Environmental Science Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
19902229
19911530
19922117
19931622
19941612
19952325
19962855
19971438
19982354
19992256
20001624
20011939
20022487
200332115
200433103
20053498
20062797
20073082
200836167
200929191
20103783
201143408
201244120
201361186
201452173
201579344
201671329
201769305
201867265
201974232
202069230
SpecialityUnited States rankNorth America rankWorld rank
Paleontology6882227
Earth science and Geophysics89106284
Petrology and Geochemistry85109319
Geology98120337
Geography and Cartography158186614
Geotechnical Engineering142172653
Oceanography186219664
Mining Engineering133162715
Ecology237282868
Environmental Management200238979
Agricultural Science1722031037

Art & Design

Southern Methodist University ranked 170th for Art & Design in the United States and 543rd in the World with 475 publications made and 11,272 citations received. Main research topics: Art History, Creative Writing, Literature, Multimedia, Aesthetics.

Please note that our approach to topical rankings is based on scientific outputs and therefore prefers institutions researching arts through computer science.

RankRanking
#170 of 731In the United States
#198 of 796In North America
#543 of 2,801In the World

Southern Methodist University
Art & Design Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
199041
199150
199226
1993767
199432
199540
199644
199793
1998714
199930
2000824
2001441
200210
2003783
2004514
20051477
20061334
2007113
20081116
2009118
20102150
20112020
20121631
20132578
20142236
20152921
20162733
201730226
20182612
20192833
20202321
SpecialityUnited States rankNorth America rankWorld rank
Cinematography6880204
Art History126149278
Singing and Vocal Performance116137313
Creative Writing132154335
Literature159181411
Entertainment Industry Business154179442
Photography147168469
Music184212507
Aesthetics181209519
Fashion Design202232548
Game Design and Development166194602
Performing arts227259624
Architecture149173692
Sculpture209237800
Painting and Drawing209237800
Illustration and Concept Art209238840
Multimedia240268851

Other rankings

Non-core subjects for Southern Methodist University

SpecialityUnited StatesNorth AmericaWorld Rank
Evolutionary Biology240271794
Molecular Biology210234827
Genetics234261941
Biology2282561036