March 13, 2012

U.S. News ranks numerous UW grad programs among nations top 10 for 2013

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Numerous University of Washington professional and graduate programs were among the top 10 in the 2013 annual rankings provided March 14 by U.S. News & World Report.

The UW ranked first among primary-care medical schools in the country for the 19th consecutive year.

The School of Medicine also tied for 10th among research medical schools. It ranked second in the nation (behind Harvard), and first among public medical schools, in the U.S. News calculations of National Institutes of Health federal research grants.

U.S. News reports the UW medical school as receiving $611.4 million in National Institutes of Health funding in fiscal year 2011. Academic specialties ranked in the top 10 for the quality of teaching medical students were: family medicine (first for 21st year in a row), rural medicine (first for 21st year in a row), AIDS (fourth), geriatrics (tied at seventh), pediatrics (seventh) and internal medicine (eighth).

The College of Arts & Sciences graduate program in clinical psychology tied for second with Yale University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the University of Wisconsin- Madison.

The School of Social Work’s masters program tied for No. 3 with the University of Chicago.

Speech and Hearing Sciences audiology doctorate program tied at No. 3 with the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, University of Texas-Dallas and Washington University in St. Louis. Its speech language pathology masters program tied for No. 3 with Vanderbilt University.

The Evans School of Public Affairs broke into the top 10, at ninth, and its graduate non-profit management specialty training program ranked No. 3. The school rose five spots over its 2008 ranking and 17 spots from the prior ranking of 26th in 2004.

The College of Engineering and School of Medicine’s biomedical/bioengineering graduate program tied for seventh.

The College of Education’s graduate specialty programs ranked in the top 10 were: elementary education (seventh), special education (seventh), curriculum/instruction (eighth), secondary education (ninth) and administration/supervision (10th).

The School of Pharmacy’s doctorate program tied for 10th with the University of Arizona, the University of Southern California and the University of Utah.

The UW School of Law rocketed from 30th to 20th in the rankings. Two years ago it was 34th. It is now 7th among public law schools.

The latest rankings are available at http://www.usnews.com/education/best-graduate-schools/articles/2012/03/13/us-news-releases-2013-best-graduate-schools-rankings.