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UW-Madison graduate programs ranked by U.S. News and World Report

April 16, 2010

Several University of Wisconsin–Madison graduate programs are ranked among the nation’s best in the 2011 edition of U.S. News and World Report’s “Best Graduate Schools.”

Not all programs are ranked every year. Those UW programs ranked this year (along with specialties ranked in the top 10 nationally) include:

  • School of Education: ninth overall. Specialties were ranked in curriculum and instruction (first), education policy (third), elementary education (second), secondary education (second), counseling and personnel services (second), administration and supervision (second), educational psychology (first) and special education (tied for ninth).
  • College of Engineering: tied for 15th overall. Specialties were ranked in nuclear (second), chemical engineering (tied for sixth), industrial manufacturing (tied for 10th).
  • School of Business: tied for 27th overall. The school’s part-time MBA program was tied for 15th.
  • Chemistry: tied for seventh overall, with specialties ranked in analytical (eighth), biochemistry (fifth), inorganic (seventh), organic (ninth), physical (seventh) and theoretical (ninth).
  • Computer science: tied for 11th overall, with specialties ranked in  programming language (10th), and systems (seventh).
  • Biological sciences: tied for 15th overall, with a specialty ranked in microbiology (third).
  • Earth sciences: tied for 13th overall, with specialties ranked in geochemistry (eighth) and geology (eighth).
  • Mathematics: tied for 16th overall, with specialties ranked in analysis (10th) and logic (fifth).
  • Physics: tied for 17th overall, with a specialty ranked in plasma (tied for second).
  • Statistics: tied for 12th.
  • Law: Tied for 28th.
  • Medicine:  Tied for 27th, with specialties ranked in primary care (tied for 12th), family medicine (fifth), rural medicine (eighth).

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