Tuesday, March 11, 2014

U.S. News & World Report ranks 22 University of Iowa graduate programs and colleges among the 25 best in the nation.

Newly ranked in the top 25 are Rural Medicine (11) and Primary Care Medicine (16) in the Carver College of Medicine; Higher Education Administration (15) and Secondary Teacher Education (18) in the College of Education; and Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering (21) in the College of Engineering.

Highlights of the rankings will be published in the America’s Best Graduate Schools 2015 guidebook, which goes on sale April 8. 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 2013.

In a change from previous years' rankings,U.S.News asked all ranked schools in the fields of law, medicine, and education to supply U.S. News with names of working professionals or company contacts in their disciplines who hire their new graduates. U.S. News used a sampling of those names as the basis for creating the pool of nonacademics surveyed in those fields who were asked to rate the schools.

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.

Following are all ranked UI graduate schools, specialties, and programs, beginning with the highest-ranked programs. The UI offers 114 graduate degree programs, 76 of which lead to a doctorate.

Rankings with an asterisk (*) are new for the 2015 issue of America’s Best Graduate Schools. All other rankings are from previous years but still stand.

1. Speech-Language Pathology, masters (Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, CLAS)

2. Audiology, doctorate (Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, CLAS)

2. Gerontological/Geriatric Nurse Practitioner (College of Nursing)

2. Nursing Service Administration (College of Nursing)

2. Physician Assistant, masters (Carver College of Medicine)

2. Rehabilitation Counseling, masters and doctorate (College of Education)

4. Printmaking, masters (School of Art and Art History, CLAS)

5. Physical Therapy, masters and doctorate (Carver College of Medicine)

*11. Rural Medicine (Carver College of Medicine)

11. Nursing, masters (College of Nursing)

11. Nursing—anesthesia, masters (College of Nursing)

12. Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (College of Nursing)

14. Healthcare management, masters in health administration (Department of Health Management and Policy, College of Public Health)

*15. Higher Education Administration, masters and doctorate (College of Education)

*16. Primary Care Medicine (Carver College of Medicine)

16. Painting/Drawing, masters (School of Art and Art History, CLAS)

16. Public Health, masters and doctorate (College of Public Health)

17. Pharmacy (College of Pharmacy)

*18. Secondary Teacher Education, masters and doctorate (College of Education)

18. Clinical Psychology, doctorate (CLAS)

*21. Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering (College of Engineering)

22. Fine Arts, masters in art and design (School of Art and Art History, CLAS)

*27. College of Law

*29. College of Medicine—Research (Carver College of Medicine)

30. Psychology, doctorate (CLAS)

*31. Part-time MBA Program (Tippie College of Business)

32. English, doctorate (CLAS)

32. Political Science, doctorate (CLAS)

33. Library and Information Studies, masters (School of Library and Information Science, Graduate College)

*34. Statistics, doctorate (CLAS)

35. Sociology, doctorate (CLAS)

*38. Industrial/Manufacturing/Systems Engineering (College of Engineering)

40. Economics, doctorate (Tippie College of Business)

*41. Civil Engineering (College of Engineering)

*42. Biostatistics, doctorate (College of Public Health)

42. History, doctorate (CLAS)

44. Social work, masters (CLAS)

*45. Biomedical Engineering/Bioengineering (College of Engineering)

*48. College of Education

*49. Computer Engineering (College of Engineering)

*51. Business School (full-time MBA program, Tippie College of Business)

*52. Mechanical Engineering (College of Engineering)

*55. Biology, doctorate (CLAS)

*56. Mathematics, doctorate (CLAS)

*57. Chemical Engineering (College of Engineering)

*58. Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engineering (College of Engineering)

*60. Chemistry, doctorate (CLAS)

*60. Physics, doctorate (CLAS)

*62. College of Engineering

*63. Computer Science, doctorate (CLAS)

*77. Earth Sciences, doctorate (Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, CLAS)