Emory's nursing, business, medical, law schools among nation's best

By Elaine Justice | March 16, 2016

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The Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing's master's program ranked 8th in the nation; its family nurse practitioner specialty ranked 10th.

Emory's nursing, business, medical and law schools are among several of the University's professional schools and graduate programs that are ranked among the best in the nation, according to analysis and surveys released today in U.S. News & World Report's 2017 edition of “America's Best Graduate Schools” guide.

Emory's schools of business, law, medicine, nursing and public health were the top-ranked schools in Georgia in their respective categories, and several other Emory schools and programs were newly ranked this year.

Among the top ranked schools:

  • The Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing's master's program ranked 8th in the nation; its family nurse practitioner specialty ranked 10th.
  • Goizueta Business School's full-time MBA program ranked 19th, its part-time MBA program 13th.
  • The School of Medicine ranked 23rd nationally among research-oriented medical schools, and was 29th among primary care schools.
  • Emory Law School ranked 22nd in the nation.
  • Several other graduate programs were not newly ranked this year, meaning that Emory's Rollins School of Public Health remains ranked 7th in the nation.

Among the top ranked graduate programs:

  • Emory's and Georgia Tech's joint Biomedical Engineering PhD Program ranked 2nd in the nation for the 10th consecutive year.
  • Emory's Division of Physical Therapy ranked 5th nationwide, and the Physician Assistant Program, which was ranked last year, remains 3rd in the nation.
  • The University's PhD Program in Clinical Psychology, which is part of the Laney Graduate School, ranked 11th.

"Emory's graduate and professional programs are enhanced by their presence within a major research university with the liberal arts at its center,” says Claire Sterk, provost and executive vice president for academic affairs at Emory. "Our students have an unparalleled opportunity to work with scholars and researchers in transforming their fields for the common good."

U.S. News first published a reputation-only graduate school ranking in 1987. The annual America's Best Graduate Schools report began in 1990.