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Vanderbilt graduate schools among the nation’s best

by Mar. 20, 2018, 9:00 AM

Vanderbilt University’s graduate schools consistently rank among the nation’s best. (Vanderbilt University)

Vanderbilt University’s graduate schools remain among the nation’s best, according to the latest U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools rankings.

U.S. News published its 2019 rankings today for business, education, engineering, law, medicine and nursing schools, as well as graduate programs in the sciences. Five of Vanderbilt’s graduate and professional schools ranked in the top 20 in the nation.

Vanderbilt’s highest-ranking graduate school remains Peabody College of education and human development. Ranked at No. 8, Peabody has consistently held a top-10 spot for the past two decades. Its Administrative/Supervision category holds the No. 1 spot for the 11th straight year. Other ranked programs include:

  • Special Education, 2nd
  • Curriculum/Instruction, 3rd (tie)
  • Education Policy, 4th
  • Educational Psychology, 5th
  • Elementary Education, 6th
  • Higher Education Administration, 8th
  • Secondary Teacher Education, 8th

Vanderbilt School of Nursing’s master’s program rose to No. 14 this year, with these specialties landing in the top 10:

  • Adult–Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, 2nd
  • Psychology–Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, 2nd
  • Nursing Informatics, 3rd
  • Adult–Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, 3rd
  • Family Nurse Practitioner, 5th
  • Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, 8th

Its doctor of nursing practice program remained at No. 11.

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine ranked 17th among research medical schools, with its internal medicine specialty rising to No. 10. Pediatrics came in at 15th and Medical Primary Care at 32nd.

Vanderbilt Law School took the 17th spot. Its Environmental Law program came in at 22nd, and Intellectual Property Law took the 28th spot. Earlier this week, the law school was ranked 13th by the National Law Journal in its annual ranking of the top 50 “go to” law schools.

The MBA program at Owen Graduate School of Management came in at 26th.

Vanderbilt’s School of Engineering ranked 37th. No other engineering school of its size was ranked higher. Its specialties were ranked as follows:

  • Biomedical, 21st
  • Chemical, 34th
  • Civil, 40th
  • Mechanical 43rd
  • Electrical, 46th
  • Environmental, 48th
  • Computer Science, 58th
  • Materials, 64th

Biological Sciences, in Vanderbilt’s Graduate School, was ranked 27th.

U.S. News & World Report rankings are based on expert opinions and statistics that measure the quality of a school’s faculty, research and students.

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