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March 13, 2013

UW places highly in ranking of graduate programs by US News

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The University of Washington has been ranked second among primary care medical schools in the country, according to annual rankings of graduate and professional programs provided by U.S.News & World Report.

The School of Medicine was ranked first in the academic specialties of family medicine and rural medicine. It also ranked fifth in AIDS, eighth in internal medicine, ninth in geriatrics and ninth in pediatrics. The school was also ranked 12th in research.

The UW’s Information School was ranked third in the nation. Its program in law librarianship was ranked first, services for children and youth second, school library media third, information systems fourth and digital librarianship fifth.

The College of Education was ranked seventh in special education, eighth in secondary education, ninth in elementary education and tenth in administration/supervision. Its overall graduate program was ranked 12th.

The UW College of Engineering was ranked sixth for its biomedical program. Its overall graduate program was ranked 25th.

The Evans School of Public Affairs was ranked ninth in the nation and its program in nonprofit management was ranked third. The Foster School of Business was ranked 23rd; its part-time MBA program was ranked 15th. The School of Law was ranked 28th.

Also included in the publication’s “Best Graduate Schools” are programs ranked in previous years.

    • The School of Nursing was ranked first in the nation in 2011. The clinical nurse specialty in community/public health ranked first, the family nurse practitioner program ranked second, the adult nurse practitioner program second, the pediatric nurse practitioner program third and the clinical nurse specialist psychiatric/mental health program ninth.
    • Social work was ranked third in 2012. Speech language pathology was ranked third in 2012. Public health was ranked sixth in 2011.
    • The clinical psychology program was ranked second in 2012. The audiology program was ranked third in 2012. The healthcare management program was ranked eighth in 2011. The physician assistant program was ranked eighth in 2011. The pharmacy program was ranked tenth in 2012. The occupational therapy program was ranked 15th in 2012.
    • The program in biological sciences was ranked 15th in 2010, with the specialty in genetics/genomics/bioinformatics ranked fifth. The chemistry program was ranked 26th in 2010, with the specialty in analytical chemistry ranked eighth.
    • Computer science was ranked seventh in 2010, with the specialty in artificial intelligence ranked sixth, systems ranked fifth, and theory ranked eighth.
    • Earth sciences was ranked 13th in 2010, with the geology specialty ranked 10th, and geophysics and seismology ranked 10th.
    • The Department of Biostatistics tied for third among all biostatistics and statistics programs (combined) in the country, and was also tied for first in biostatistics programs alone. The Department of Statistics tied for sixth among biostatistics and statistics programs (combined), and also was tied for third among statistics programs alone.

More information is at http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-graduate-schools.

The University of Washington has been ranked 16th in the Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University and 24th by the Times (UK) Higher Education World University Rankings.  It was also ranked as 46th best university by US News & World Report, and 17th best value among public colleges by Kiplinger’s.