Vol. 20, No. 13

April 5, 2001

Grad programs top ranked by 'U.S. News'

The University of Delaware's graduate programs in city management/urban policy, chemical engineering and physical therapy have taken top marks in the nation in the 2002 edition of Best Graduate Schools, published April 2 by U.S. News & World Report. The rankings also can be found at [www.usnews.com].

City management/urban policy tied for seventh place with Georgia State and Syracuse universities; chemical engineering was ranked eighth; and physical therapy tied for ninth place with Beaver College; MGH Institute of Health Professions and Northwestern University.

Other graduate programs ranked this year include UD's

  • School of Public Affairs, tying for 41 with North Carolina State, Northern Illinois and Rutgers/Newark universities and the University of Utah;

  • College of Engineering, listed at 48, tying with Arizona State University and the University of New Mexico, and

  • School of Education, coming in at 50th, tying with the College of William and Mary.

"I'm pleased to see the recognition that these top UD graduate programs have received," Bobby Gempesaw, vice provost for academic programs and planning, said. "It affirms UD's efforts at selective excellence in graduate education and research."

The magazine's April 10 issue contains the rankings for graduate programs in business, medicine, law, engineering and education.

U.S. News bases its rankings on expert opinions about program quality and on statistical indicators that measure the strength of the faculty, its research and student performance.