New U.S. News & World Report graduate school
rankings were released on Friday, and Johns Hopkins
chart-watchers will happily find that many of the latest
numbers look familiar. Among them: The School of Public Health
at No. 1 and
Medicine at No. 2. And joining them in the top ranks
this year is
Nursing at No. 4.
More specifically, in the category of medical
schools/research, Johns Hopkins retains the No. 2 spot
after Harvard and, in the internal medicine category, holds
on to the No. 1 spot. Also ranked at 1 this year is
geriatrics, up a spot from last year. Other specialty
rankings are drug/alcohol abuse, tied at 3; women's health,
5; AIDS, 3; and Pediatrics, 4. In medical schools/primary
care, JHU is tied at 28, up from 41 last year.
The School of Nursing moved up two spots from a tie at
6 in 2003, the last time nursing was ranked, and again
holds the No. 2 spot in community/public health. In nursing
service administration, it moved up to a tie at 7 from a
previous tie at 10.
Schools of public health were also last ranked in
In Engineering, JHU came in tied at 26, down from 21,
and was again No. 1 in biomedical/bioengineering and was 5
(down from 2) in environmental/environmental health.
In biological sciences, JHU weighed in at 6 and was in
the top 10 in six specialties: cell biology, tied at 7;
neuroscience/neurobiology, 3; microbiology, tied at 8;
biochemistry/biophysics/structural biology, 8; molecular
biology, tied at 8; genetics/genomics/bioinformatics, 8.
Also ranked was chemistry, tied at 28.
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