WVU graduate programs in U.S. News lists

School of Medicine
Rural Medicine – 10
Primary Care – 49
Research – 85
Physical Therapy – 69
Occupational Therapy – 102

School of Nursing
Overall – 72

School of Pharmacy
Overall – 32

College of Law
Overall – 93

College of Engineering and Mineral Resources
Engineering (Overall) – 113
Industrial/Manufacturing Engineering – 45
Aerospace/Astronautical/Aeronautical – 51
Mechanical Engineering – 84
Chemical Engineering – 87
Civil Engineering – 95
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engineering – 108

Human Resources and Education
Education (Overall) – 117
Rehabilitation Counseling – 33
Speech-Language Pathology – 72

Eberly School of Arts and Sciences
Clinical Psychology – 33
Psychology – 74
Social Work – 82
Public Affairs – 90
Earth Sciences – 102
Chemistry – 107
Computer Science – 110
Physics – 122
Biological Sciences – 181

College of Creative Arts
Fine Arts – 93

More than two dozen West Virginia University graduate programs, topped by the School of Medicine’s No. 10-rating in rural health, are ranked among the best in the land in the latest assessment by U.S. News and World Report.

Besides rural medicine, five other programs – primary care, pharmacy, industrial and manufacturing engineering, rehabilitation counseling and clinical psychology – were among the top 50 with another 12 in the Top 100. “We are pleased that a broad range of academic programs has been recognized as being among the nation’s best,” WVU President James P. Clements said. “These programs are focused on providing top-notch facilities, forging partnerships and bringing in the very best faculty and scientists to educate and work with our students. I am excited to see where the future takes us in these and many other academic disciplines.”

The magazine’s rankings are available online at http://www.usnews.com/grad. And were detailed in the issue on newsstands this week and in a separate book, America’s Best Graduate Schools, available later this month.

Rankings of professional schools “are based on two types of data,” the magazine said, “expert opinions about program quality and statistical indicators that measure the quality of a school’s faculty, research, and students. These data come from surveys of more than 1,200 programs and some 12,400 academics and professionals that were conducted in fall 2009.”

Rankings of other disciplines, such as health and sciences, “are based solely on the ratings of academic experts.”

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