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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University April 2, 2007 | Vol. 36 No. 28
'U.S. News' Releases Annual Graduate School Rankings

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 2003.

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.

For complete listings and methodology, go to and click on "rankings."


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