U.S. News & World Report‘s latest list of the country’s best graduate schools was released March 11. Johns Hopkins University’s Bloomberg School of Public Health earned the top spot of Best Public Health Schools — a position it has held since the rankings began in 1994. Harvard University, University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill, Columbia University, and Emory University and University of Michigan-Ann Arbor (tie) round out the top five.
“We are honored by this ranking. Our school’s strength comes from our faculty, students, staff, alumni and friends who work every day with deep dedication and fierce urgency to save lives and improve health worldwide,” said Ellen J. MacKenzie, dean of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, in a news release.
The school also ranked Number 1 for Best Nursing School: Master’s and in second place behind Harvard University for Best Medical Schools: Research. University of Pennsylvania and Stanford University tied for third in the category.
“Whether you’re looking to pursue a degree in law, medicine or business, the Best Graduate Schools rankings offer the in-depth data and information you need to start your search,” said Anita Narayan, managing editor of Education at U.S. News, in a press release. “You can compare data on factors that most interest you — whether that’s how many law students pass the bar and are employed at graduation, or the student-faculty ratio and research expenditures at engineering schools.”
The rankings, according to U.S. News, evaluate universities across six major disciplines — business, education, engineering, law, medicine and nursing — and are intended “for prospective students looking to advance their education interests and career goals.”
See all the rankings and categories here.