U.S. News & World Report hits the newstands today with its Best Graduate School rankings for 2001. Heading the list for public health, with both master's and doctoral programs considered this year, is Johns Hopkins, which claims the second spot in medicine, following Harvard.
The School of Medicine also landed among the top 10 in six of the eight ranked specialties in which it has programs--second in internal medicine; third in AIDS, geriatrics and pediatrics; fourth in drug/alcohol abuse; and fifth in women's health.
Not all disciplines are ranked by the magazine every year. In nursing, a category last ranked in 1998, Hopkins moved up a spot to a fifth-place tie (with UNC, Chapel Hill). In nursing specialties, Hopkins was ranked second for clinical nurse specialist: community/ public health; seventh for clinical nurse specialist: adult/medical-surgical; and tied for ninth in nursing service administration.
In engineering, Johns Hopkins claimed the No. 1 spot for its bioengineering/biomedical program and was ranked ninth in environmental/environmental health.
In the arts category, Hopkins' creative writing program was tied at second (with Houston), after Iowa.
To see the complete list of rankings, log onto: http://www.usnews.com.