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UW graduate programs ranked high by U.S. News & World Report

March 10, 2015 By Käri Knutson

UW-Madison graduate programs are ranked among the nation’s best in the 2016 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Graduate Schools.”

“UW-Madison has long offered a wide array of opportunities for graduate study,” says Wendy Crone, interim dean of the Graduate School. “We are proud that our programs are once again being recognized for their excellence.”

Not all programs are ranked every year. UW–Madison programs ranked this year include:

Wisconsin School of Business: tied for 33rd overall. Tied for 20th for part-time MBA program.

School of Education: fifth overall. Ranked specialties include administration and supervision (second), counseling and personnel services (fourth), curriculum/instruction (first), education policy (fourth), educational psychology (first), elementary education (second), higher education administration (11th), secondary education (fourth) and special education (sixth). Curriculum/instruction has been ranked first for fifteen years running.

College of Engineering: 14th overall. Ranked specialties include chemical engineering (sixth), industrial and manufacturing engineering (10th), nuclear engineering (third) and best online program (sixth).

Health disciplines: Tied for first for rehabilitation counseling.

School of Veterinary Medicine: Fifth for veterinary medicine.

Law School: 31st.

School of Medicine and Public Health: ninth for primary care, 28th in research. Ranked specialties include family medicine (tied for fifth) and rural medicine (tied for sixth).

View last year’s rankings