'U.S. News' ranks Johns Hopkins graduate programs among the nation's best

BME retains top spot, education moves up to No. 1; Medicine ranked 3rd

Several Johns Hopkins University graduate education programs—including education, medicine, and biological sciences—ranked among the nation's best, according to the latest U.S. News & World Report's Best Graduate School rankings, released today.

The School of Education was ranked first in the country, according to the magazine, up from the No. 2 position last year and from a tie for sixth in 2012.

"We are elated that the hard work and exceptional talent of our students, faculty, and staff has propelled us to the No. 1 ranking of graduate schools of education by U.S. News & World Report," said David W. Andrews, dean of the School of Education.

The university's School of Medicine remains third-ranked in the U.S. News list of top M.D. programs at research-oriented medical schools. Johns Hopkins' internal medicine program was No. 1, while the school ranked No. 2 in women's health, AIDS, and geriatrics programs; No. 3 in drug/alcohol abuse programs; and No. 4 in pediatrics.

In the magazine's list of best biological sciences programs, Johns Hopkins tied for fifth. The university's immunology/infectious disease program was No. 1 in that specialty while the cell biology, molecular biology, and neuroscience/neurobiology programs were all No. 3.

The Whiting School of Engineering was ranked 27th out of 94 schools. The Whiting School's biomedical engineering program retained its longtime No. 1 ranking while environmental engineering program was No. 8. The university's online engineering program ranked 14th, tied with the University of Maryland-College Park.

Other ranked Johns Hopkins programs:

  • Statistics: Tied for fifth
  • Physics: Tied for 18th
  • Chemistry: Tied for 24th
  • Mathematics: Tied for 25th
  • Computer Science: 28th
  • Earth sciences: Tied for 30th

Last September in U.S. News' "best college" rankings, Johns Hopkins tied for 12th with Northwestern University—the university's highest position in 14 years.

Also last year, the Johns Hopkins Hospital regained the No. 1 spot in the magazine's ranking of the best hospitals in the nation.

The graduate programs at Johns Hopkins' schools of Public Health and Nursing were both ranked No. 1 in the nation in March 2011, the last time the magazine ranked programs in those specialty areas.