Published: Wed, March 15, 2017
U.S. | By Wayne Curry

UCSF Schools Rank Highly in 2018 US News Survey

UCSF Schools Rank Highly in 2018 US News Survey

UM's Nursing School once again achieved a top-15 with its master's program finished at No. 11.

The complete rankings can be viewed through the U.S. News website. Specialty rankings were based exclusively on nominations by legal educators at peer institutions.

Part of a five-year trend of upward movement in the rankings, this is the highest position the MBA program has reached in U.S. News & World Report to date.

Duke Law specialty areas were also ranked: Environmental Law (eighth); International Law (10); Intellectual Property Law (tied for 12th). The rankings were based on factors such as faculty credentials and training, student engagement, admissions selectivity, peer reputation and student services and technology.

"We are pleased to see the remarkable work done by our faculty and staff rewarded by such a dramatic increase in the national rankings for our Flex M.B.A. program", said Larry Pulley, dean of the Raymond A. Mason School of Business.

The Tickle College of Engineering graduate program is 33rd among public universities, up three spots.

"Our faculty are accomplished scholars and passionate teachers whose dedication to their students extends beyond the classroom", she said.

The Thunderbird School of Global Management at ASU was ranked fourth in the country among internationalThe top seven were the University of South Carolina, Harvard University, the University of Pennsylvania, Thunderbird, Stanford, Berkeley and the University of MI. Programs are ranked and evaluated on standardized test scores of newly enrolled students, opinions from experts on each program's quality, acceptance rates and/or criteria specific to each degree field.

In addition to the main program rankings, U-M was rated on 54 specialties.

La Salle University's School of Business was most recently named to The Princeton Review's Best 294 Business Schools 2017 and is AACSB accredited. "Since 1976, La Salle University's School of Business has offered an MBA to working adults throughout the region, and it has continuously adapted its curriculum and course delivery to prepare students for the ever-changing business landscape".

The Social Sciences and Humanities Ph.D. categories were last updated in 2013.

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Baylor University is a private Christian University and a nationally ranked research institution.

This year's full-time MBA students are the first cohort in W. P. Carey's Forward Focus MBA - an initiative to draw highly qualified students who might not otherwise seek an advanced degree, such as entrepreneurs and non-profit leaders.

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