|Vol. 17, No. 21||Feb. 26, 1998|
Four UD graduate programs-in the areas of chemical engineering, city management/urban policy, physical therapy and drama- are ranked among the nation's top 10 such programs in a report released Feb. 23 by U.S. News & World Report magazine.
In addition, UD made the magazine's list of America's top 50 graduate programs in the areas of public management/ administration and engineering.
Listed among the magazine's top-100 in their respective disciplines are another nine UD graduate programs covering: public affairs; history; computer science; chemistry; psychology; physics; music; fine arts; and nursing.
"The rankings of graduate programs affirm that the good work of UD's faculty is becoming more widely known and more highly respected. This recognition is well deserved and, given the very high quality of our recent additions to the faculty, there is every reason to believe that this momentum will continue and numerous programs offered at the University of Delaware
will take a place in the first rank," President David P. Roselle said. Vice Provost John C. Cavanaugh said an impressive number of UD departments offering graduate degrees are growing rapidly while also moving up the ladder of national rankings.
"Graduate students at UD really are in the best of all possible worlds," he said. "We offer a world-class research institution, coupled with intensive teaching instruction and one-on-one interaction with senior faculty members."
The U.S. News & World Report rankings, covering five major areas of graduate study, use objective measures and two sets of reputation rankings, according to a statement issued by the magazine.
Objective measures include such factors as standardized test scores, while ranking responses are solicited from academic as well as lay sources familiar with new graduates from various schools.