March 16, 2016
Topic: Campus News
The University of Michigan continues to be recognized nationally in the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings of graduate programs.
Among the programs ranked each year in America's Best Graduate Schools — business, education, engineering, law, medicine and nursing — U-M maintained top-15 rankings in all six categories.
The annual list for U-M programs includes:
• The Law School ranked eighth.
• The College of Engineering ranked sixth.
• The Medical School ranked 11th in research, and fourth in primary-care.
• The Stephen M. Ross School of Business and the School of Education both ranked 12th.
• The School of Nursing ranked seventh.
For the first time, U.S. News ranked doctor of nursing practice programs along with master's programs in nursing. U-M’s program ranked 10th in the nation.
U-M officials note that rankings are just one measure of a university. What matters most in choosing a school is the match between the particular interests, abilities and ambitions of each student with the specific programs, approaches and opportunities offered by a particular school.
U.S. News also published new rankings based on peer assessment only for graduate areas in health. These schools and programs are only ranked every three years. The School of Social Work was ranked No. 1 and the College of Pharmacy was ranked No. 3.
The Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, which also is ranked every three years, was ranked No. 8.
In addition to the main program rankings, U-M was rated on 40 specialties. Many specialties did not receive new rankings this year. But among those that did, U-M was ranked as follows:
Business specialties: accounting (5), entrepreneurship (9) executive MBA (6), finance (9), international (7), management (5), marketing (6), part-time MBA (5), production/operations (4) and supply chain/logistics (5).
Education specialties: curriculum/instruction (5), education policy (6), educational psychology (2), elementary education (3), higher education administration (1) and secondary education (2).
Engineering specialties: aerospace (4), biomedical (9), civil (8), computer (7), electrical/electronic (6), environmental (5), industrial/manufacturing (2), materials (9), mechanical (4) and nuclear (1).
Fine arts: (20).
Law specialties: clinical training (12), international law (6) and tax law (9).
Health disciplines: clinical psychology (16).
Medical specialties: family medicine (8), geriatrics (4), internal medicine (6) and women’s health (6).
Nursing specialties: administration (6), nurse midwifery (1), adult/gerontology primary care nurse practitioner (9), nursing informatics (10), pediatric primary care nurse practitioner (13) and family nurse practitioner (14).
Public Affairs specialties: public policy analysis (3) and social policy (1).
Editor's note: This story has been updated from an earlier version.