University of Pittsburgh
March 14, 2017

School of Nursing Leads Pitt’s Graduate Programs in Latest U.S. News & World Report Rankings


Joe Miksch


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PITTSBURGH—Many of the University of Pittsburgh’s graduate programs are featured in the 2018 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Graduate Schools,” which will be available on newsstands April 11.

The School of Nursing’s Doctor of Nursing Practice program and Master of Science in Nursing program ranked 7th and tied for 8th, respectively, rising from previous rankings of 8th (tie) and 13th (tie). The nursing school ranked 4th in the administration specialty and 3rd in the clinical nurse leader specialty and tied for 6th in the adult gerontology: acute care specialty for nurse practitioners.

Among medical schools, Pitt’s School of Medicine ranked 13th in the primary care category and tied for 15th in the research category — the latter up one slot from last year. Deans and senior faculty from around the country selected Pitt medical school’s programs as among the best in pediatrics (no. 8) and women’s health (tied at no. 6).

Other notable rankings include:

  • The School of Information Sciences’ Master of Library and Information Science ranked 10th. The school tied for 1st in the health librarianship specialty and 6th in the archives and preservation specialty and ranked 9th in the information systems specialty and 11th in the digital librarianship specialty.
  • The School of Education tied for 27th, a jump from 30th last year.
  • The Swanson School of Engineering tied for 42nd.
  • The Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business’s Master of Business Administration program ranked 53rd, and the school’s part-time MBA program tied for 71st.
  • The School of Law tied for 82nd.

Complete rankings and information about the process can be found online in the U.S. News Grad Compass.