UW Graduate Programs Among Nation’s Best

The University of Washington has been ranked first among primary-care medical schools in the nation for the 18th consecutive year, according to the annual rankings of graduate and professional programs issued March 15 by U.S. News and World Report.

The School of Nursing also retained its top ranking for the 27th year. Its master’s program tied for No. 1 with Johns Hopkins and the University of Pennsylvania. The School of Medicine ranked ninth among research medical schools, ahead of such schools as Columbia, Michigan, University of Chicago, UCLA, Cornell, Vanderbilt and Northwestern. The rankings:

School of Medicine Rankings

  • 1 Primary care, family medicine rural medicine
  • 5 AIDS, geriatrics
  • 8 Internal medicine, pediatrics, MEDEX program for training physician assistants
  • 9 Research medical school

School of Nursing Rankings

  • 1 Community/public health nursing
  • 2 Adult nurse practitioner, Family nurse practitioner
  • 3 Pediatric nurse practitioner
  • 9 Psychiatric/mental health

Other Rankings

  • 5 Biomedical/bioengineering graduate program, computer systems, elementary education
  • 6 School of Public Health master’s/doctorate programs
  • 6 Artificial intelligence program
  • 7 Computer science graduate program,computer science theory program, special education
  • 9 College of Education graduate program, education curriculum/instruction, secondary education
  • 10 Education administration/supervision

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