GW GRADUATE PROGRAMS IN LAW, EDUCATION, PUBLIC AFFAIRS AND HEALTH DISCIPLINES AMONG NATION’S BEST ACCORDING TO U.S. NEWS’ POPULAR AMERICA’S BEST GRADUATE SCHOOLS SURVEY
Intellectual Property Law, International Law,
Environmental Law, Physician Assistant, And
Washington, D.C. -- The George Washington University’s Law School, Graduate School of Education and Human Development and graduate programs in health and public affairs were ranked among the nation’s best in the latest America’s Best Graduate Schools issue of U.S. News & World Report, a popular guide for students pursuing graduate-level education. The issue will be on newsstands Monday, April 8.
The GW Law School is tied for 25th on this year’s list. Among law specialties, GW’s intellectual property law program is ranked as the nation’s second best. The international law program moved up four places to sixth in the country, while the environmental law program is ranked ninth. Additionally, the GW Law School was recognized as having one of the most racially diverse student bodies in the nation, ranking 15th on the list for “Law School Diversity.”
The Graduate School of Education and Human Development is ranked 35th in the country -- and is ranked 11th among private institutions. It is among 188 schools granting doctoral degrees surveyed this year.
U.S. News also included in this year’s “best” edition its most recent analysis of various health professions -- and once again, GW ranked high on the list: GW’s physician assistant program is ranked second in the nation, the rehabilitation counseling program is ranked seventh and the speech-language pathology program is 30th.
Also listed in U.S. News’ rankings is GW’s Public Affairs Program, which encompasses disciplines in public administration in the School of Business and Public Management and public policy in the Columbian School of Arts and Sciences and Elliott School of International Affairs. In the most recent analysis, the program was ranked 19th in the nation, moving up one spot from the last U.S. News ranking for public affairs programs. The ranking was based on a nationwide survey of 259 master’s programs in public affairs.
U.S. News has been publishing America’s Best Graduate Schools on an annual basis since 1994. According to the magazine, schools are measured using objective data (obtained by U.S. News from colleges and universities) and reputational ratings.
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