UW graduate programs ranked highly by U.S. News

University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate programs are ranked among the nation’s best in the 2016 edition of U.S. News and World Report’s “Best Graduate Schools.”

Jeffrey S. Russell
Jeffrey S. Russell, Vice Provost for Lifelong Learning and Dean of Continuing Studies

“This is terrific news for all of our graduate students, including those who enroll in programs designed to fit within their busy work and life schedules. At UW-Madison, you know you’re enrolling in highly regarded graduate programs, so there is no need to sacrifice quality for convenience,” said Jeffrey S. Russell,
Vice Provost for Lifelong Learning and dean of Continuing Studies. “Our part-time MBA and online Engineering degrees — two well-established programs — fared especially well in this year’s rankings. We’re proud of all the graduate programs, and look forward to adding more flexible and online learning options.”

Not all programs are ranked every year. Below is a listing of U.S. News and World Report 2016 rankings by school/college, with the corresponding degree and certificate programs offered in online, hybrid, evening/weekend, or accelerated formats.

Wisconsin School of Business: tied for 33rd overall. Tied for 20th for part-time MBA program.

School of Education: fifth overall. Ranked specialties include administration and supervision (second), counseling and personnel services (fourth), curriculum/instruction (first), education policy (fourth), educational psychology (first), elementary education (second), higher education administration (11th), secondary education (fourth), and special education (sixth). Curriculum/instruction has been ranked first for 15 years running.

College of Engineering: 14th overall. Ranked specialties include chemical engineering (sixth), industrial and manufacturing engineering (10th), nuclear engineering (third), and best online program (sixth).

Health disciplines: Tied for first for rehabilitation counseling.

School of Veterinary Medicine: Fifth for veterinary medicine.

Law School: 31st.

School of Medicine and Public Health: ninth for primary care, 28th in research. Ranked specialties include family medicine (tied for fifth) and rural medicine (tied for sixth).

See a listing of all flexible and online degrees and certificates available from UW-Madison.

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