University of Pittsburgh
March 13, 2012

Pitt Schools and Programs Advance in U.S. News’ Best Graduate Schools Rankings

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PITTSBURGH—In the latest edition of U.S. News & World Report’s Best Graduate Schools, a number of University of Pittsburgh schools and programs have advanced in the guidebook rankings, according to the publication’s 2012 methodology. These rankings appear in highlights form in the Best Graduate Schools book, available for newsstand purchase on April 3, and for purchase online; for more information, visit

Within The Top Schools of Medicine—Primary Care category, Pitt’s School of Medicine advanced to No. 18, up from No. 28 last year. And in the Medical Specialties—Pediatrics category, Pitt moved up to No. 9 from No. 11 last year. In the Health Disciplines categories last ranked in 2008, Pitt jumped from No. 16 last year to No. 8 this year in Audiology, tied with Northwestern University; from No. 9 to No. 6 in Occupational Therapy, tied with Colorado State, Thomas Jefferson, and Tufts universities; from No. 19 to No. 14 in Pharmacy, tied with the University of Florida and the University of Illinois-Chicago; from No. 14 to No. 11 in Social Work, tied with Fordham University, the University of Southern California, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Virginia Commonwealth University; and from No. 12 to No. 8 in Speech-Language Pathology, tied with the University of Kansas.

In addition, the Swanson School of Engineering moved into the top 50 in The Top Schools of Engineering category, advancing from No. 52 last year to No. 47 this year, tied with Case Western Reserve University.