March 21, 2011

‘U.S. News’ releases new Best Graduate School rankings

The Johns Hopkins schools of Nursing and Public Health have more in common than their parent institution: Each received a No. 1 ranking in its field by U.S. News & World Report in its latest Best Graduate School rankings, released last week. (Nursing shared the top spot in a three-way tie with Penn and the University of Washington.) The two categories were last ranked in 2007, when Public Health was ranked first and Nursing fourth.

Also ranked this year were schools of medicine (Johns Hopkins, No. 3 among research-oriented schools), education (tied for 18th) and engineering (26th).

Notable specialty rankings include No. 1 in biomedical engineering, community/public health nursing and internal medicine (tie) and No. 2 in AIDS, drug/alcohol abuse (tie) and geriatrics.

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