USM Graduate Programs Advance in the 2008 U.S. News Rankings
ADELPHI, Md. (April 2, 2007) - With the release of the 2008 edition of U.S.
News & World Report's America's Best Graduate Schools, the University
System of Maryland's graduate and professional schools continue to place among
the top programs in the nation. The schools of law, nursing, and medicine at the
University of Maryland,
Baltimore (UMB), as well as business and education programs at the University
of Maryland, College Park (UMCP),
all advanced in the annual national rankings.
The University of Maryland
(UM) School of Nursing
climbed from 10th to seventh place among all nursing schools in the
nation. Among the nation's public medical schools, the UM School of Medicine rose
to 16th in research and 20th in primary care instruction among
the nation's public medical schools.
Ranked by U.S. News
as one of the most diverse law schools in the United States, the UM School of
Law also advanced in the overall rankings, moving from 42nd to 36th
among the nation's law schools, and placing 15th among all public
law schools nationally. In addition, the School
of Law has two specialty rankings
in the top five: clinical training at fifth place and health law at second
place in their respective categories.
U.S. News ranked UMCP's graduate business,
education, and engineering programs in the top tiers of their fields. The Robert
H. Smith School of Business climbed to 25th among national business
schools, while the College of Education
climbed to 21st among graduate education programs. UMCP's Clark
School of Engineering was also highly ranked: 16th in the nation overall
and 11th in aerospace engineering.
For more information, visit the USM
Institutions in National Rankings web page.
Contact: John Buettner