University of Arizona graduate programs in management information systems, rehabilitation counseling, speech-language pathology and earth sciences retained their top-10 status in the 2017 Best Graduate Schools rankings from U.S. News & World Report. The UA’s audiology and photography programs moved into the top 10.
Included this year were first-ever rankings for doctor of nursing practice programs. Among 149 DNP programs nationally, the UA College of Nursing was ranked No. 28. The college’s master’s programs were ranked No. 30 among 259, up from No. 38.
In January, the College of Nursing was ranked No. 23 among the Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs by U.S. News.
In the rankings of research-intensive medical schools, the UA College of Medicine – Tucson improved to No. 63 from No. 67, consistent with the University’s emphasis on research expansion.
The annual Best Graduate Schools rankings are based on two forms of data: expert opinions about program excellence and statistical indicators that measure the quality of a school’s faculty, research and students in six areas of study (business, education, engineering, law, medicine and nursing).
Periodically, U.S. News also ranks programs in the sciences, humanities, health and other areas. These rankings are based on ratings by academic experts only.