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

March 12, 2019

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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 2020 edition of “America’s Best Graduate Schools” guide.

Emory's schools of public health, nursing, business, law, medicine and several other Emory entities were newly ranked by U.S. News this year. In national rankings:

  • Emory’s Rollins School of Public Health ranks 5th in the nation.

  • Emory's Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing master’s program ranks 4th in the nation. The school’s Doctor of Nursing Practice program is 9th; its Nursing Administration program is 10th.  The school’s Family Nurse Practitioner program ranks 15th; and its Nurse Practitioner: Adult/Gerontology, Primary Care ranks 15th.

  • Goizueta Business School’s full-time MBA program is ranked 21st, its part-time MBA program 9th and its executive MBA program is 18th.

  • Emory University School of Law School ranks 26th in the nation.

  • Emory University School of Medicine ranks 24th nationally among research-oriented medical schools, and 35th among primary care schools.

  • In U.S. News’ medical specialty rankings, Emory’s pediatrics program is 15th; radiology 16th; surgery 17th; anesthesiology 17th; and internal medicine 19th. Emory School of Medicine’s physician assistant master’s degree program ranks 5th; its doctoral program in physical therapy remains 5th. 

  • Ranking 3rd in the nation is the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering Ph.D. program, a joint effort between Emory School of Medicine, Emory’s Laney Graduate School and Georgia Tech.

“Emory is committed to academic and research eminence at every level and to being recognized consistently for our impact,” says Dwight A. McBride, Emory provost and executive vice president for academic affairs. “Our faculty and students seek to engage our community, region and the world through teaching, innovation, scholarship and pathbreaking discoveries.”

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