Emory's graduate, professional schools ranked among best by U.S. News

March 20, 2018

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Emory's schools of nursing, business, law, medicine and public health are ranked among the best in the nation in U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 “America’s Best Graduate Schools” guide. Emory Photo/Video

Emory University’s graduate and professional schools and programs are ranked among the best in the nation, according to analysis and surveys released today in U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 edition of the “America’s Best Graduate Schools” guide.

Emory's schools of nursing, business, law, medicine and public health are the top-ranked schools in Georgia in their respective categories, and several other Emory entities were ranked this year. In national rankings: 

  • Emory's Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing master's program ranked 3rd in the nation. The school’s Doctor of Nursing Practice program was 5th; its Family Nurse Practitioner program ranked 7th; its Nurse Practitioner: Adult/Gerontology, Acute Care was 9th; and Nurse Practitioner: Adult/Gerontology, Primary Care was 14th. Emory’s Nursing Administration program was 11th.
  • Goizueta Business School’s full-time M.B.A. program was 20th, its part-time M.B.A. program 15th and its executive MBA program was 23rd.
  • Emory Law School ranked 22nd in the nation. The school’s program in health law ranked 25th, and its program in international law was 27th. 
  • Emory University School of Medicine ranked 23rd nationally among research-oriented medical schools, and 37th among primary care schools.
  • Ranked 2nd in the nation was the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering Ph.D. program, a joint effort between Emory’s Laney Graduate School, Emory School of Medicine and Georgia Tech.

Several health-related programs were not surveyed this year, so that Emory's Rollins School of Public Health remains 7th in the nation. Emory School of Medicine’s master’s degree physician assistant program remains 3rd, and doctoral program in physical therapy is 5th. The Ph.D. program in clinical psychology, a program of Laney Graduate School, remains 11th. 

“Emory is consistently recognized as a top-tier global leader in graduate and professional education, research and discovery,” says Dwight A. McBride, Emory provost and executive vice president for academic affairs. “We are committed to being a preeminent destination for world-class faculty and students engaged in innovation, scholarship and breakthrough research aimed at enriching and advancing our community, region and world.”

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