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Johns Hopkins graduate programs ranked among nation's best

Programs in nursing, public health, and biomedical engineering again top 'U.S. News & World Report' annual lists

Several Johns Hopkins University graduate programs are again ranked among the nation's best, including top rankings for programs in nursing, public health, and biomedical engineering, according to U.S. News & World Report's annual Best Graduate Schools list, released today.


The School of Nursing's DNP program ranked No. 1 for the second year in a row. Its overall ranking for master's degree programs was No. 2, down from No. 1 last year. Its master's program in pediatric primary care tied for No. 1. In specialty areas, the School of Nursing's doctoral programs ranked:

  • Gerontology, Acute Care: No. 3
  • Gerontology, Primary Care: No. 3
  • Pediatric Primary Care Doctorate: No. 5 (tie)
  • Family: No. 2
  • Leadership: No. 2

Public Health

The Bloomberg School retained its longtime No. 1 ranking among public health programs, and it was also ranked No. 1 for its program in biostatistics after being tied with Harvard University for No. 1 last year. In specialty areas, the Bloomberg School ranked:

  • Environmental Health Science: No. 1
  • Epidemiology: No. 1
  • Health Policy and Management (Public Health): No. 1
  • Social Behavior: No. 2


Johns Hopkins ranked No. 13 in the Education category, up from a tie at No. 14 last year. The school is also No. 25 in Education Policy.


The Whiting School ranked No. 14 overall this year, up from a tie at No. 16 last year. In specialty categories, the school ranked:

  • Biomedical: No. 1 (tie)
  • Chemical: No. 19 (tie)
  • Civil: No. 31 (tie)
  • Computer Engineering: No. 18 (tie)
  • Computer Science: No. 23
  • Electrical: No. 23 (tie)
  • Environmental: No. 25 (tie)
  • Materials: No. 20 (tie)
  • Mechanical: No. 14 (tie)
  • Applied Math: No. 25


Overall, the university tied at No. 13 in the Physics category, up from a tie at No. 15 last year. In subcategories, Johns Hopkins tied at No. 5 in Living Systems, tied at No. 13 in Condensed Matter, and No. 7 in Cosmology.


The university tied at No. 20 in Chemistry. It ranked No. 9 in the biochemistry subcategory.


Johns Hopkins tied at No. 20 in Mathematics, up from No. 21 last year. In subcategories, JHU tied at No. 23 in Algebra and tied at No. 18 in Analysis.

Earth Sciences

The university tied at No. 30 in Earth Sciences.

Public Affairs

Overall, Johns Hopkins programs in public affairs tied at No. 28, up from No. 35 last year. In subcategories, Johns Hopkins ranked No. 1 in Health Policy and Management (Public Affairs) and No. 36 in Public Policy Analysis.

Global Policy

The university's School of Advanced International Studies tied at No. 3 in global policy, up from a tie at No. 4 last year.


Due to an unprecedented number of inquiries from schools during the initial embargo period and verification of publicly available data, the updated 2023-2024 Best Medical Schools rankings will be released at a later date. The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine announced in late January that after this year's evaluation cycle, it would no longer participate in U.S. News & World Report's Best Medical Schools annual rankings owing to concerns with the publication's methodology.