Friday, March 16, 2012

U.S.News & World Report ranks 10 University of Iowa graduate programs and colleges among the 10 best in the country among all public and private schools.

The speech-language pathology master’s program in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) ranks as the No. 1 program in the country, according to America's Best Graduate Schools 2013. Audiology (CLAS), the physician assistant program (Carver College of Medicine), rehabilitation counseling (College of Education), and the nursing specialties of Nursing Service Administration and Gerontological/Geriatric (College of Nursing) were each ranked No. 2 nationally. The physician assistant, rehabilitation counseling, and nursing rankings carried over from 2011; the speech-language pathology and audiology programs were re-ranked in 2012.

Other UI graduate programs that were ranked highly as well -- a mix of new and carry-over rankings that won’t all appear in the print guidebook -- are: Sociology Specialties-Social Psychology (CLAS), 3 (carry-over); Printmaking (CLAS), 4 (new); Physical Therapy (Carver College of Medicine), 5 (new); College of Medicine Specialty-Rural Medicine (Carver College of Medicine), 9 (new).

The UI offers 114 graduate degree programs, 76 of which lead to a doctorate.

UI Programs Ranked in Top 10 Nationally

1 Speech-Language Pathology, master's

2 Audiology, doctorate

2 Nursing Specialty -Gerontological/Geriatric

2 Nursing Specialty-Nursing Service Administration

2 Physician assistant, master’s

2 Rehabilitation counseling, master's/doctorate

3 Sociology specialty-Social psychology

4 Fine Arts Specialty-Printmaking, master’s

5 Physical therapy, master’s/doctorate

9 College of Medicine Specialty-Rural Medicine

Highlights of the rankings will be published in the America’s Best Graduate Schools 2013 guidebook, which goes on sale April 3. All of the information in the printed guide, plus deeper rankings that are available only online, may be found here. A paid subscription is required to access all of the data.

Each year, U.S.News ranks professional school programs in business, education, engineering, law, and medicine. These rankings are based on two types of data: expert opinions about program excellence and statistical indicators that measure the quality of a school's faculty, research, and students. The data come from surveys of administrators at more than 1,200 programs and some 13,000 academics and professionals, conducted during the fall of 2011 and early 2012.

In addition to the five professional disciplines ranked annually, U.S.News periodically ranks programs in the sciences, social sciences and humanities, the health arena, and many other areas based solely on the ratings of academic experts.

U.S.News first published a reputation-only graduate school ranking in 1987. The annual America's Best Graduate Schools report began in 1990.

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Following are all ranked UI graduate schools, specialties, and programs, beginning with the highest-ranked programs.

Rankings with an asterisk (*) are new for the 2013 issue of America’s Best Graduate Schools. All other rankings are from previous years but still stand.

*1 Speech-Language Pathology, master's (at the UI, this program is in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, formerly named the Department of Speech Pathology, in CLAS)
*2 Audiology, doctorate (CLAS)
2 Nursing specialty-Gerontological/Geriatric (College of Nursing)
2 Nursing specialty-Nursing Service Administration (College of Nursing)
2 Physician assistant, master’s (Carver College of Medicine)
2 Rehabilitation counseling, master's/doctorate (College of Education)
3 Sociology specialty-Social psychology (CLAS)
*4 Fine Arts specialty-Printmaking, master’s (CLAS)
*5 Physical therapy, master’s/doctorate (Carver College of Medicine Division of Associated Medical Sciences)
*9 College of Medicine Specialty-Rural Medicine (Carver College of Medicine)
*11 Education Specialty-Student Counseling and Personnel Services (College of Education)
11 Nursing, master’s (College of Nursing)
11 Nursing-anesthesia, master’s (College of Nursing)
*12 College of Medicine-Primary Care (Carver College of Medicine)
12 Nursing specialty-Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (College of Nursing)
*13 Education Specialty-Higher Education Administration (College of Education)
14 Healthcare management, master’s (At the UI, this degree is the master's of health administration and the program is located in the College of Public Health Department of Health Management and Policy.)
*16 Fine Arts specialty-Painting/Drawing, master’s (CLAS)
*16 Medicine specialty-Family Medicine (Carver College of Medicine)
16 Public Health, master’s/doctorate (College of Public Health)
*17 Pharmacy, Pharm.D. (College of Pharmacy)
*18 Clinical psychology, doctorate (CLAS)
*18 Medicine specialty-Internal Medicine (Carver College of Medicine)
*22 Engineering specialty-Environmental/Environmental Health (College of Engineering)
*22 Master of Fine Arts program in art and design (CLAS)
*25 College of Law/Law Firms Rank Schools
27 Library and Information Studies, master’s (Graduate College)
29 English, doctorate (CLAS)
29 Psychology, doctorate (CLAS)
*29 College of Law
*29 College of Medicine-Research (Carver College of Medicine)
29 Psychology, doctorate (CLAS)
*32 Business specialty-Accounting (Tippie College of Business)
*33 College of Education
33 Political Science, doctorate (CLAS)
33 Statistics, doctorate (CLAS)
34 Economics, doctorate (Tippie College of Business)
*34 Part-time MBA Program (Tippie College of Business MBA-PM Program)
36 History, doctorate (CLAS)
36 Sociology, doctorate (CLAS)
*37 Engineering specialty-Industrial/Manufacturing (College of Engineering)
*38 Engineering specialty-Civil (College of Engineering)
40 Biostatistics, doctorate (College of Public Health)
*44 Social Work, master’s (CLAS)
*49 Business School (Tippie College of Business Full-time MBA Program)
*51 Engineering specialty-Biomedical/bioengineering (College of Engineering)
*52 Engineering specialty-Mechanical (College of Engineering)
56 Biological Sciences, doctorate (CLAS)
*56 Engineering Schools
56 Mathematics, doctorate (CLAS)
57 Physics, doctorate (CLAS)
*61 Engineering specialty-Chemical (College of Engineering)
*62 Engineering specialty-Computer engineering (College of Engineering)
*62 Engineering specialty-Electrical/Electronic/Communications (College of Engineering)
63 Computer Science, doctorate (CLAS)
67 Chemistry, doctorate (CLAS)
69 Earth Sciences, doctorate (CLAS)