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U.S. News & World Report ranks 51 KU graduate programs in top 50 among public schools

Tue, 03/29/2022

Editor's Note: This story has been updated to remove a program that was erroneously included in this story's ranking lists and to correctly identify the number of programs listed in the top 50 among public universities.

LAWRENCE — The University of Kansas has 11 graduate programs in the top 10 and 51 programs in the top 50 among public universities in the 2023 rankings from U.S. News & World Report, released today.

KU’s local government management program retained its No. 1 ranking among all universities — a position it has held since 1998. KU’s special education program ranked first among public schools.

Last year, KU had nine programs in the top 10 and 50 programs in the top 50 nationally.

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

1. Local Government Management

1. Special Education

3. Paleontology

5. Public Management and Leadership

6. Physical Therapy

6. Speech-Language Pathology

7. Education

9. Medicine - Primary Care

9. Occupational Therapy

10. Audiology

10. Urban Policy

11. Nursing-Midwifery

13. Petroleum Engineering

13. Educational Psychology

13. Public Affairs

14. Nursing-Anesthesia

14. Public Finance and Budgeting

15. Clinical Child Psychology

17. Dispute Resolution (Law)

22. Social Work

23. Pharmacy

30. Clinical Psychology

31. Biostatistics

32. History

33. Psychology

33. Environmental Law

34. Aerospace Engineering

34. Medicine - Research

35. Constitutional Law

35. Fine Arts

36. Chemistry

36. Full-Time Law

37. Contracts-Commercial Law

40. Civil Engineering

40. English

40. International Law

40. Business-Corporate Law

40. Legal Writing

40. Sociology

41. Environmental Engineering

41. Mathematics

41. Political Science

42. Full-Time MBA

43. Tax Law

46. Intellectual Property Law

47. Economics

47. Criminal Law

49. Biology

49. Trial Advocacy (Law)

50. Earth Sciences

50. Chemical Engineering.



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