Campus News

March 15, 2011

U.S. News releases graduate rankings

A number of Emory's graduate schools and programs are ranked among the best in the nation, according to analysis and surveys in U.S. News & World Report's 2012 edition of "America's Best Graduate Schools" guide.

Rollins School of Public Health was ranked 6th in the nation, and the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing ranked 21st. Emory's joint Department of Biomedical Engineering with Georgia Tech was ranked 2nd in the nation. Emory School of Medicine was ranked 21st nationally among research-oriented medical schools and 33rd among primary care schools.

"We are very pleased that the Rollins School of Public Health continues to be recognized by this national ranking as one of the top schools of public health," says Dean James W. Curran. "Our excellent and dedicated faculty, our highly qualified, motivated and diverse student body, and our outstanding facilities all contribute to the success of our school and its educational programs."

"These rankings validate the strength of our graduate programs and our efforts to meet the nation's health care needs by producing outstanding nurse clinicians and researchers," says School of Nursing Dean Linda McCauley.

Goizueta Business School ranked 23rd, with its part-time MBA program rated 11th in the country.

"Rankings such as these provide a snapshot of our school and confirm curriculum changes made four years ago are paying dividends in graduate success and adding value for recruiters visiting campus," says Rob Kazanjian, vice dean for programs at Goizueta.

Emory Law ranked 30th, and was ranked 18th in a first-ever survey of those doing the hiring at the nation's top law firms. The school also was cited for the diversity of its student body.

Among other health disciplines, Emory's physician assistant program was 4th in the nation and physical therapy was 11th.

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