Grad programs keep high U.S. News
University appears to be holdings its ground and even gaining
a little in U.S. News & World Report magazines
rankings of graduate programs.
annual report, released April 5, ranks graduate programs in law,
medicine, business, engineering and education. In addition, this
years issue ranks Ph.D. programs in the sciences; it did
not update its rankings in the social sciences, humanities and
of Law earned U.Va.s highest overall ranking, maintaining
its seventh-place showing from a year ago. Two sub-disciplines
earned top-10 rankings: international law (ninth, previously tied
for seventh) and tax law (eighth, up one spot).
Darden School moved
from a tie for 15th to a tie for 10th place overall, with its
general management program earning a sixth-place ranking.
of Medicines research and primary care programs both
improved from 28th to 27th.
School of Engineering
and Applied Science (35th) and the Curry
School of Education (19th) held their ground. Curry had three
top-10 sub-disciplines: elementary education (eighth, up from
10th), secondary education (seventh, up from 10th), and special
education (fourth, the same as previous).
the rated Ph.D. programs, computer science tied for 27th, biological
sciences tied for 36th, physics was rated 38th and chemistry came