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School remains #1 in city management and urban policy ranking

Thursday, March 17, 2016

LAWRENCE — U.S. News & World Report has ranked 49 graduate programs at the University of Kansas in its 2017 edition of the magazine’s “Best Graduate Schools” rankings, more than any other school in the state.

Ten KU programs are ranked in the top 10 among public universities nationally, and 42 are in the top 50.

“Our students and scholars should take pride in this recognition of our graduate programs,” said Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little. “As we celebrate our successes, we also remain focused on ways we can continue to educate leaders, build healthy communities and make discoveries that change the world while continuing to improve the quality and reputation of our programs relative to our peers.”

The School of Education increased its overall graduate ranking into a tie for eighth among public universities, and KU’s special education program climbed one spot into the top overall ranking.

KU’s city management and urban policy program also earned a No. 1 ranking among all universities. The city management program has maintained its top ranking since 1998.

The KU School of Law continued its positive momentum in the rankings, increasing two spots among all universities to 65th while maintaining its 36th place rank among public schools. The school has increased its standing for four consecutive years.

KU’s social work program jumped three spots among public schools into 12th.

The graduate programs at KU ranked in the top 50 among public universities include:

1. City Management and Urban Policy
1. Special Education
3. Public Management Administration
4. Occupational Therapy
5. Speech-Language Pathology
8. School of Education
8. Environmental Policy and Management
9. Petroleum Engineering
9. Physical Therapy
10. Public Affairs
11. Medicine – Family Medicine
12. Clinical Child Psychology
12. Social Work
13. Public Finance & Budgeting
14. Curriculum and Instruction
14. Nursing – Midwifery
14. Nursing – Anesthesia
20. Audiology
20. Pharmacy
21. Clinical Psychology
22. Medicine – Primary Care
23. Psychology
25. Healthcare Management
27. History
28. Nursing Practice (Doctor of Nursing Practice)
30. Aerospace Engineering
31. Nursing (Master’s)
31. Political Science
33. Civil Engineering
36. English
36. School of Law
37. Medicine – Research
37. Fine Arts
37. Earth Sciences – Geology
38. Biological Sciences
41. Mathematics
43. Sociology
44. Chemistry
45. Economics
46. Chemical Engineering
46. Part-time MBA
49. School of Business (MBA)

Additionally, in the U.S. News & World Report rankings of online programs, KU’s nursing master’s degree program ranks 20th among public university programs.
 


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KU School of Public Affairs and Administration
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#1 in the nation for city management and urban policy

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#5 in the nation for public management

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Three faculty have won W.T. Kemper Fellowships for Teaching Excellence
Rosemary O’Leary is KU’s Edwin O. Stene Distinguished Professor of Public Administration
Four MPA graduates have been elected president of the International City/County Management Association (ICMA)
Founder of the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory (JPART)
Four faculty are National Academy of Public Administration Fellows
Bob Kipp, vice president of Hallmark Cards, was a 2012 recipient of the CLAS Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award
Kathleen Sebelius, U.S. secretary of health and human services, was a 2009 recipient of the CLAS Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award
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