Emorys medical, law and business schools are among the Top
25 schools in America, according to U.S.News & World Reports
2003 edition of its Americas Best Graduate Schools
guide. The rankings will be reported in the issue due on newsstands
The School of Medicines ranked 20th among research-oriented
medical schools and 25th among primary care-oriented schools. The
Goizueta Business Schools MBA program ranked 22nd. The School
of Law also ranked 22nd, while its trial advocacy program was ranked
seventh. In other rankings new this year, Emorys Ph.D. program
in the biological sciences was ranked 29th, the chemistry Ph.D.
The figures show an increase from last year, when Emory was 22nd
in research-oriented medical schools and 41st in primary care-oriented
schools; Goizueta was ranked a spot lower at 23rd last year, and
the law school was ranked 27th.
Differences of only two or three points on the 100-point
scale used by the magazine can mean large changes in the place rankings,
since so many schools are tightly bunched, said Thomas Lawley,
dean of the medical school. Nevertheless, I believe it is
justified that we moved up in both measures this year, ranking in
the top 20 for research and in the top 25 for primary care. We have
long believed that our reputation would continue to rise across
the board in accordance with the growth in our research base and
our accomplishments in primary care.
Law school interim Dean Peter Hay said the schools move upward
from No. 27 to 22 is appropriate recognition of the fine work
we know we are doing. While we do not make decisions based on rankings,
its always good to be recognized.
Were gratified to be listed consistently among the
leading business schools in the United States, said Goizueta
Dean Tom Robertson. The school has been in the top 25 since 1994.
Goi-zueta students, faculty and staff are dedicated to making
this school better each year, and I commend them for their hard
work. We are looking forward to stronger gains in the next few years,
based on the number and caliber of new faculty were recruiting
and on the ever-rising talent of students accepted into our program.
Many of the categories of schools and programs were not re-surveyed
this year, so previous years rankings remain current. That
means the physical therapy program in the Department of Rehabilitation
Medicine remains third among all PT programs; the physician assistant
program in the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine remains
fourth in the nation among its peers; and the Nell Hodgson Woodruff
School of Nursing stays at 32nd.
The Rollins School of Public Health was ranked 11th in the country
in 2000. Also, the Ph.D. programs in clinical psychology and history
are both ranked 25th.