Pitt Physical Therapy PhD Program Ties for First In U.S. News Rankings

Issue Date: 
March 28, 2016

The University of Pittsburgh’s doctoral program in physical therapy tied for first in the nation in the latest edition of U.S. News & World Report’s Best Graduate Schools. Many other Pitt health sciences programs moved up in the rankings in the new guide, which will be available on newsstands April 5.

Pitt’s doctoral program in audiology tied for seventh, rising one spot from the previous edition. The doctoral program in pharmacy tied for ninth, moving up from 14th; and the doctoral program in clinical psychology tied for 11th, up from 18th. The guide ranked doctoral programs in nursing for the first time, and Pitt’s School of Nursing tied for the eighth spot.

Master’s and doctoral programs in occupational therapy tied for fourth place, up from sixth; in nurse anesthesia tied for fourth place; and in public health remained at 13th. Master’s programs in speech-language pathology tied for seventh, up from eighth; in social work tied for 10th, up from 11th; and in nursing tied for 13th. The nursing school ranked fourth in the clinical nurse leader specialty and fifth in the nurse practitioner: adult/gerontology, acute care specialty.

Among medical schools, Pitt School of Medicine tied for 11th in the primary care category and ranked 16th in the research category. Deans and senior faculty from around the country selected Pitt medical school’s programs as among the best in pediatrics (no. 9) and women’s health (no. 5).