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Pitt scores in U.S. News Best Graduate Schools Guidebook

Swanson School of Engineering is no. 24 among public universities


PITTSBURGH- In newly released statistics from U.S. News & World Report , a number of University of Pittsburgh schools and programs have excelled in the Best Graduate Schools 2016 guidebook.

Pitt's School of Nursing is ranked no. 5 nationwide in an inaugural annual ranking of nursing schools that offer master's or doctorate programs. In nursing specialties, the school is no. 1 in the category of nurse anesthesia; no. 3 in clinical nurse leader; no. 3 in pediatric, primary care (tie); no. 5 in administration (tie); no. 5 in adult / gerontology, acute care (tie); and no. 5 in psychiatric / mental health, across the lifespan.

Pitt's School of Medicine ranks no. 16 in the research category and no. 19 (tie) in the primary care category of the Best Medical Schools ranking. In medical specialties, Pitt is no. 4 in women's health.

In new Health disciplines rankings, Pitt's master's and doctorate programs in public health in the Graduate School of Public Health are ranked no. 13, and the rehabilitation counseling program within the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences is no. 18 (tie).

Among public universities, Pitt's graduate programs in education, engineering, and business are all ranked in the top 25. The School of Education is ranked no. 17 among public universities and no. 27 overall (tie); the Swanson School of Engineering is no. 24 among public universities and no. 43 overall (tie); and the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business is No. 23 among public universities and No. 48 overall (tie).

The School of Law advanced three spots to no. 78 overall (tie). It is ranked no. 42 among public universities.

Individual departments within the Swanson School of Engineering ranked as follows:

Bioengineering: 7 among publics, 16 overall (tie)

Chemical and Petroleum: 24 among publics, 39 overall (tie)

Civil Engineering: 35 among publics, 53 overall (tie)

Computer Engineering: 30 among publics, 54 overall (tie)

Electrical Engineering: 30 among publics, 52 overall (tie)

Industrial Engineering: 15 among publics, 22 overall (tie)

Materials Science: 35 among publics, 53 overall (tie)


Author: Cara Masset

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