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UW-Madison graduate programs fare well in annual U.S. News rankings

April 2, 2008 By Brian Mattmiller

A number of graduate programs and specialties at UW–Madison scored high marks in the 2009 “Best Graduate Schools” edition of U.S. News and World Report.

Not all programs are ranked each year. Here are the UW–Madison rankings that were reviewed by the magazine in 2008:

  • Masters of Fine Arts (MFA): Tied for 21st overall, and No. 1 in the category of printmaking.
  • School of Business: Tied for 29th overall.
  • School of Education: Tied for 12th overall, with programs ranked first in curriculum and instruction and in educational psychology; second in administration/supervision, counseling/personnel services, education policy, elementary education and secondary education; and ninth in special education.
  • College of Engineering: Tied for 15th overall, with programs in nuclear engineering tied for second, chemical engineering tied for fifth, and industrial and systems engineering tied for ninth.
  • Health disciplines: Tied for first in clinical psychology, tied for second in speech-language pathoilogy, 12th overall in occupational therapy, tied for ninth in pharmacy and tied for 12th in social work.
  • Law School: Tied for 36th overall.
  • School of Medicine and Public Health: Tied for 27th overall, 13th in primary care and tied for third in family medicine.
  • Department of Computer Science: Tied for 11th overall.
  • Department of Mathematics: Tied for 14th overall, third in logic, tied for seventh in analysis and tied for 10th in statistics.
  • Department of Physics: Tied for 16th overall and tied for second in plasma physics.
  • Public Affairs: Tied for 14th overall, third in social policy and tied for 10th in environmental policy and management.

Many UW–Madison graduate programs last received rankings between 2005 and 2007. For a complete look at past rankings, visit here.

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