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U.S.News & World Report Announces the 2009 Publication of America's Best Graduate Schools

19th-Annual Grad School Rankings Most Extensive Edition to Date

WASHINGTON, March 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S.News & World Report today announced the publication of the 2009 edition of America's Best Graduate Schools, available at and on newsstands Monday, March 31, 2008. Examining more graduate programs than ever before, this year's edition of America's Best Graduate Schools is the most comprehensive guide to graduate schools across the country. The guide contains the exclusive rankings of over 1,500 graduate school programs in categories such as business, education, engineering, law, and medicine. (See listings below of the top 10 schools in each of these disciplines.)

The complete rankings in all disciplines will be available online at beginning at 12:01 AM ET on Friday, March 28. The Premium Online Edition of America's Best Graduate Schools features the most comprehensive set of rankings data available and is searchable based on user criteria (including location, specialty area, and more).

Notable highlights for 2009 include the following:

-- New rankings of health programs in audiology, clinical psychology,

occupational therapy, pharmacy, physical therapy, social work, and

speech-language pathology

-- New rankings of master of public affairs and public policy and master

of fine arts programs

-- Updated rankings of Ph.D. programs in computer science, mathematics,

and physics

"With graduate school enrollment on the rise, U.S. News's America's Best Graduate Schools provides timely information for selecting and applying to the right programs," said Brian Kelly, executive editor of U.S.News & World Report. "The rankings and other tools -- including our online Career Center ( -- help students with both academic and professional development."

This year's edition of America's Best Graduate Schools also includes articles on the following:
-- Get Your Boss to Pay for It -- Half of all workers today are eligible

for tuition benefits, up from 38 percent in 2000. U.S. News offers

advice on how to capitalize on such benefits from employers and the


-- Back to School, for Adults -- One quarter of all grad students start at

age 36 or older, and nearly half of all grad students enroll between

the ages of 24 and 35. For these non-traditional students, grad school

is a delicate balance of study time and family time.

-- Your Body, Your Medicine -- Dr. Bernadine Healy explains how the rise

of "personalized medicine" -- treatments tailored to a specific

patient's genetic makeup-is changing the way medical schools teach.

-- Two for One -- More law schools are offering business school classes

and joint business degrees. This move to include more specialized and

practical training helps aspiring attorneys meld their professional

goals with their clients' needs.

For information about Best Graduate School badges, please E-mail To request reprints of U.S. News content, E-mail For interview requests, please E-mail Liz Putze at

2009 Graduate School Rankings

Schools of Business

1. Harvard University (MA)

Stanford University (CA)

3. University of Pennsylvania (Wharton)

4. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Sloan)

Northwestern University (Kellogg) (IL)

University of Chicago

7. Dartmouth College (Tuck) (NH)

University of California-Berkeley (Haas)

9. Columbia University (NY)

10. New York University (Stern)

Schools of Education

1. Stanford University (CA)

2. Vanderbilt University (Peabody) (TN)

3. University of California-Los Angeles

4. Teachers College, Columbia University (NY)

5. University of Oregon

6. Harvard University (MA)

7. University of California-Berkeley

University of Washington

9. University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

10. University of Pennsylvania

University of Texas-Austin

Schools of Engineering

1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2. Stanford University (CA)

3. University of California-Berkeley

4. Georgia Institute of Technology

5. University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign

6. California Institute of Technology

7. Carnegie Mellon University (PA)

8. University of Southern California (Viterbi)

9. Cornell University (NY)

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

Schools of Law

1. Yale University (CT)

2. Harvard University (MA)

Stanford University (CA)

4. Columbia University (NY)

5. New York University

6. University of California-Berkeley

7. University of Chicago

University of Pennsylvania

9. Northwestern University (IL)

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

University of Virginia

Schools of Medicine (Research)

1. Harvard University (MA)

2. Johns Hopkins University (MD)

3. Washington University in St. Louis

4. University of Pennsylvania

5. University of California-San Francisco

6. Duke University (NC)

University of Washington

8. Stanford University (CA)

9. University of California-Los Angeles (Geffen)

Yale University (CT)

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