Pitt Excels in U.S. News Best Grad Schools

Issue Date: 
March 16, 2015

In newly released statistics from U.S. News & World Report, a number of University of Pittsburgh schools and programs have excelled in the Best Graduate Schools 2016 guidebook.

Pitt’s School of Nursing is ranked no. 5 nationwide in an inaugural annual ranking of nursing schools that offer master’s or doctorate programs. In nursing specialties, the school is no. 1 in the category of nurse anesthesia; no. 3 in clinical nurse leader; no. 3 in pediatric, primary care (tie); no. 5 in administration (tie); no. 5 in adult / gerontology, acute care (tie); and no. 5 in psychiatric / mental health, across the lifespan. 

Pitt’s School of Medicine ranks no. 16 in the research category and no. 19 (tie) in the primary care category of the Best Medical Schools ranking. In medical specialties, Pitt is no. 4 in women’s health.

In new Health disciplines rankings, Pitt’s master’s and doctorate programs in public health in the Graduate School of Public Health are ranked no. 13, and the rehabilitation counseling program within the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences is no. 18 (tie). 

Among public universities, Pitt’s graduate programs in education, engineering, and business are all ranked in the top 25. The School of Education is ranked no. 17 among public universities and no. 27 overall (tie); the Swanson School of Engineering is no. 24 among public universities and no. 43 overall (tie); and the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business is No. 23 among public universities and No. 48 overall (tie).  

The School of Law advanced three spots to no. 78 overall (tie). It is ranked no. 42 among public universities.

Within Library and Information Studies, last ranked in 2013, Pitt is no. 10 in the Top Schools category and has scored high within library and information studies specialties, ranking no. 3 in health librarianship, no. 4 in information systems, no. 6 in archives and preservation, and no. 10 in digital librarianship.