USF Graduate Programs Score High

U.S. News & World Report’s latest graduate school guide ranks several USF programs among the top in the nation.

 

Special to USF News

 

TAMPA, Fla. (Mar. 23, 2011) – Several of the University of South Florida’s graduate programs are among the top in the nation according to the U.S. News & World Report’s 2012 America’s Best Graduate Schools rankings released Mar. 15. Twenty-eight programs made the magazine’s lists, which are published in its Apr. 5 edition and are available online at www.usnews.com.

 

“These rankings are affirmation of the outstanding scholarship, academic excellence, and global engagement conducted by USF’s faculty and graduate students,” said USF Provost Ralph Wilcox. “It is because of the innovative research and service performed by our top rate professors and talented students that USF is in the forefront of the creation of new jobs in support of Florida’s future economic growth.”

 

The 2012 rankings include detailed information on more than 1,200 graduate programs in the United States. USF is well represented throughout the publication with programs ranging from the arts to medicine receiving notable top rankings. U.S. News does not update its rankings for every academic program each year, as noted in the list of USF’s current rankings as published in the 2012 edition:

 

·         Industrial and Organizational Psychology – #8 (ranked in 2009)

·         Fine Arts: Printmaking – #20 (ranked in 2008)

·         Public Health – #21 (ranked in 2011)

·         Criminology – #22 (ranked in 2009)

·         Audiology – #24 (ranked in 2008)

·         Library & Information Sciences – #29 (ranked in 2009)

·         Rehabilitation Counseling – #30 (ranked in 2011)

·         Speech-Language Pathology – #46 (ranked in 2008)

·         Engineering: Industrial – #50 (ranked in 2011)

·         Clinical Psychology – #57 (ranked in 2008)

·         Nursing – #64 (ranked in 2011)

·         Medical School: Research – #66 (ranked in 2011)

·         Physical Therapy – #69 (ranked in 2008)

·         Social Work – #71 (ranked in 2008)

·         Education: Overall – #73 (ranked in 2011)

·         Psychology – #74 (ranked in 2009)

·         Fine Arts: Overall – #81 (ranked in 2008)

·         Medical School: Primary Care – #82 (ranked in 2011)

·         Nursing: Anesthesia – #90 (ranked in 2011)

·         Computer Science – #99 (ranked in 2010)

·         Business: Part-Time MBA Program – #105 (ranked in 2011)

·         Engineering: Electrical – #108 (ranked in 2011)

·         English – #110 (ranked in 2009)

·         Engineering: Civil – #111 (ranked in 2011)

·         Engineering: Overall – #112 (ranked in 2011)

·         Public Affairs – #124 (ranked in 2008)

·         Chemistry – #140 (ranked in 2010)

·         Biological Sciences – #144 (ranked in 2010)

 

“As a major research university, graduate education plays a pivotal role in the mission and strategic directions of the university. Our graduate students are invested not only in their coursework but also actively participate in cutting edge research independently and in partnership with our faculty and our research partners in public and private sectors,” said Karen Liller, Dean of the Graduate School and Associate Vice President of Research and Innovation.

 

The 2012 Best Graduate Schools rankings include detailed statistical information on more than 1,200 programs nationwide. In addition to featuring new rankings in five of the largest professional graduate school disciplines (business, law, education, engineering, and medicine), the 2012 rankings also include updated peer-assessment-only rankings for healthcare management, nursing, nursing-anesthesia, nursing-midwifery, physician assistant, public health, rehabilitation counseling, and veterinary medicine.