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
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