UW graduate and professional disciplines once again take top spot in US News’ Best Graduate School Rankings

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March 28, 2022

The University of Washington’s professional and graduate schools again ranked highly on the annual U.S. News & World Report lists.University of Washington

The University of Washington’s graduate and professional programs have been widely recognized as among the best in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2023 Best Graduate School Rankings released Monday night.

Dozens of UW schools and departments feature prominently in the 2023 rankings – 41 in the top 10 and more than 100 in the top 35.

Leading the nation, the UW School of Medicine ranked #1 for teaching primary care and for training in family medicine. Other notable achievements in the top 10 are nursing, education, social work, IT, business, public health, and public affairs.

“Addressing the challenges facing our world will require deep expertise, innovation and discovery,” said UW President Ana Mari Cauce. “I’m proud to see UW’s outstanding researchers, educators, and healthcare providers recognized for all they do to meet these challenges and train the next generation of professionals and doctors whose work will help create a healthier, fairer and more sustainable environment. world.”

In addition to its #1 position in primary care education and family medicine training, the UW School of Medicine also ranked #2 among public research institutions. The school maintains its position as second in the nation in federal grant funding with $966 million in federal grants in 2020.

The UW School of Nursing received the #1 overall ranking for a public school offering a Doctor of Nursing Practice program and the #2 position overall. The schools of nursing at UW Bothell and UW Tacoma collectively tied for first among public schools that offer a master’s degree and ranked fifth.

The UW School of Social Work is tied for second in the nation alongside the University of Chicago and Washington University in St. Louis. This is the highest ranking the school has received since the launch of this national survey.

Ranked second among public institutions and third overall, UW’s Evans School of Public Policy & Governance maintained its top-10 ranking for the sixth consecutive year. The Evans School also ranked in the top 10 in the following areas: environmental policy, public finance and budgeting, and nonprofit management.

Information on US News & World Report methodology can be found here.

TOP 10:

Primary Care Medical Schools: 1st

Family Medicine: 1st

Law Librarianship: 1st (ranked in 2017)

Environmental policy: 2nd

Library and Information Studies: Tied for 2nd (ranked in 2022)

Digital Librarianship: Tied for 2nd (ranked in 2022)

Information Systems (Library): 2nd (ranked in 2022)

Microbiology: tied for 2nd (ranked in 2019)

School of Social Work (general): tied at three for 2nd

Doctor of Nursing Practice (overall): tied at three for 2nd

Biostatistics: 3rd

Evans School of Public Policy & Governance (overall): tied at five for 3rd

Computer science (programming language): 4th

IT (artificial intelligence): triple tie for 5th place

Library Services for Children and Youth: Tied for 5th (ranked in 2022)

Education (secondary education): 5th

Nurse Practitioner (Acute Pediatric Care): Tie in both directions for 5th place

Master of Nursing (General): 5th

Non-profit management: 5th

Psychology (clinical): three-way tie for 5th place (2021)

Computer science (general): three-way tie for 6th place

Education (primary education): 6th

Pediatrics: 6th

Physics (nuclear): two-way tie for 6th place

Education (special education): equality for the 7th

Pharmacy: 7th tied at six (ranked in 2021)

Stats: Four-way tie for 7th place

Geriatrics: 7th (ranked in 2018)

Education (curriculum/instruction): 8th

Nurse-midwife: three-way tie for 8th place (ranked in 2021)

Public finance and budgeting: tied for 8th

Engineering (IT): four-way tie for 9th place

IT (systems): 9th

School of Medicine (General): 9th

School of Public Health (General): 9th

Speech therapy: tied at six for 10th (ranked in 2022)

Chemistry (analytical): two-way tie for 10th

Education (administration): 10th

Genetics/Genomics/Bioinformatics: tied at six for 10th place

Nurse practitioner (family): 10th

Part-Time MBA (Evening): 10th

TOP 25:

Accounting: tied at three for 15and (filed in 2022)

Anaesthesiology: 19th

Biological Sciences: Two-way tie for 23rd place

Enterprise (information systems): 17th

Business (marketing): tied at four for 22nd

Chemistry: tied at five for 25th

Chemistry (inorganic): 22nd

Computer science (theory): 11th

College of Education (overall): Tie for 12th

Earth Sciences: 11th

Education (Psychology): 13th

Education (politics): equality at three for the 19th

College of Engineering (overall): Tied for 24th

Engineering (aerospace/aeronautics/astronautics): triple tie for 17th

Engineering (Biomedical/Bioengineering): Tied at five for 13th

Engineering (chemistry): tied at four for 20th

Engineering (civil): tied at eight for 17th

Engineering (electrical): tied at six for 19th

Engineering (environment/environmental health): tied at five for 21st place

Engineering (industrial/manufacturing/systems): triple tie for 21st

Foster School of Business (overall): triple tie for 22nd

Geology: Tied at three for 15th place

Geophysics/seismology: 11th

Healthcare Management: Tied for 15th (ranked in 2019)

Internal medicine: 13th

Law (dispute resolution): tied at five for 19th place (ranked in 2022)

Management of local authorities: two-way equality for the 18th

Mathematics (applied mathematics): tied for 18th

Mathematics (analysis): triple tie for 22nd

Mathematics (topology): equality at five for the 20th

Nurse practitioner (adults, acute care): tied for 13th (ranked in 2019)

Nurse practitioner (psychiatry/mental health): triple tie for 11th (ranked in 2021)

Obstetrics and Gynecology: Tied for 13th place

Occupational therapy: tied at six for 23rd place (ranked in 2021)

Physics: triple tie for 20th place

Physician Assistant: 14th (ranked in 2021)

Psychology: tied at seven for 23rd

Public management and leadership: 11th

Public policy analysis: 14th

Radiology: tied at three for 16th

School Library Media: Tied for 11th (ranked in 2022)

Social Policy: 12th

Sociology: three-way tie for 20th place (ranked in 2022)

Sociology (population): tied for 15th (ranked in 2022)

Surgery: two-way tie for 20th

TOP 35:

Business (management): tied at four for 26th

Business (finance): tied at seven for 27th place

Business (entrepreneurship): tied at seven for 27th

Business (executive MBA): tied at five for 31st place

Engineering (materials): tied at six for 27th

Engineering (mechanical): tied at four for 34th

English: Tied at seven for 32nd (ranked in 2022)

History: Tied at four for 34th place (ranked in 2022)

Law (environmental): triple tie for 31st place

Law (clinical training): tied at eleven for the 35th

Law (criminal): tied at seven for 32nd

Law (intellectual property law): tied at four for 28th

Law (tax law): tied at five for 34th (ranked in 2022)

Mathematics: tied at three for the 26th

Physiotherapy: Tied at nine for 25th (ranked in 2021)

Political science: three-way tie for 34th place (ranked in 2022)

City policy: Tied for 27th

The ratings above were those available under embargo. More schools may be listed and this story will be updated.

Tag(s): Faculty of Education • Faculty of Engineering • Department of Biostatistics • Department of Chemistry • Department of Physics • Department of Psychology • Department of Statistics • Evans School of Public Policy & Governance • Foster School of Business • Information School • Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering • Rankings • School of Medicine • School of Nursing • School of Pharmacy • School of Public Health • School of Social Work


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