Madison graduate programs receive top rankings

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U.S. News and World Report released today its 2019 Best Graduate School Rankings.

Elementary and secondary education: In their 24th year holding the nation's No. 1 spot, the MSU College of Education's elementary and secondary education programs continue to advance the next generation of teachers through hands-on service opportunities, research and real-time classroom experiences that advance K-12 learning.

The UB School of Management, rising three spots to No. 70, is again rated among the nation's top business schools. The Best Graduate Schools 2019 guidebook may be pre-ordered online.

FSU's graduate programs in criminology, business, law, education, nursing and engineering all made significant jumps in the publication's annual rankings, released March 20.

Program rankings are determined by such measures as quality assessment - determined by surveying officials at higher education institutions - student selectivity, faculty resources, research activity and placement success.

From the top-ranked worldwide business program to criminal justice and nursing, the University of South Carolina's graduate programs continue to make their mark in the Palmetto State and beyond.

While not all graduate programs in the humanities, social sciences, sciences and health sciences were considered by U.S. News this year, several UB programs are ranked among the best in the nation.

Among the UNC System institutions, UNCW's master's in social work program ranks behind only UNC Charlotte and UNC Chapel Hill.

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In previous years' rankings, UB's School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences was ranked among the top programs in the country (22).

Baylor Law climbed into the Top 50 in the magazine's "Best Law Schools" listing for 2019.

The school has elevated the nurse practitioner track to a Doctor of Nursing Practice program and will welcome its first cohort this fall. "Strengthening graduate education is one of the university's top priorities, so seeing our programs receive such strong rankings is an encouraging sign that we are making progress".

Rush University was founded in 1972 and has expanded from one college and fewer than 100 students to four colleges and an all-time high of more than 2,500 students in the 2017-18 academic year. To determine the business and education rankings, surveys were also given to professionals who hire new graduates. In addition, graduate programs offered in aerospace (42), biomedical (64) chemical (43), civil (32), computer (55) electrical (69), environmental (58), industrial (28) materials (77) and mechanical engineering (59) are rated among the nation's best. These include UB graduate programs in biological sciences (140), chemistry (79), computer science (61) earth sciences (90), mathematics (94), physics (91) and statistics (83).

The rankings are a testament to the university's senior leadership, outstanding faculty and staff, and creative students, says Graduate School Dean William Karpus.

The College of Social Work's graduate programs remained at No. 38 in the latest national rankings and checked in at No. 25 among public universities.

U.S. News did newly rank graduate programs in the Sciences, which were last ranked in 2014.

The College of Social Work is now ranked 25th.

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