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ASU grad programs lauded among best by US News

students studying outside W. P. Carey School of Business, ASU Tempe campus
March 10, 2015

Arizona State University’s graduate schools rose higher this year in national rankings compiled by U.S. News & World Report, moving ASU further in one of its charter missions of attaining national standing in the learning value added to the university’s graduates.

Among the fast risers were:

• ASU’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, up a notch to 17th

• the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, which climbed five spots to 26th

• the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering reached its highest mark ever at 42nd

“ASU continues to elevate its national standing in the quality of our academics and the impact our schools have in every field,” said University Provost Robert E. Page Jr. “We are pleased that progress has been recognized, but the greatest confirmation is in our graduates – the leaders of tomorrow.”

The 2016 edition of U.S. News’ Best Graduate Schools analyzed more than 1,300 graduate programs from several academic disciplines to compile the annual report.

Among other high water marks for ASU:

• The W. P. Carey School of Business ranked No. 3 in supply chain/logistics. The school was ranked No. 30 among top full-time MBA programs and No. 27 among part-time MBA programs for its evening MBA offering.

• The Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law is now in the top 13 percent of the 198 accredited law schools evaluated, as well as No. 9 among law schools west of the Mississippi. Other programs within the law school include legal writing at No. 8, health law at No. 12 and dispute resolution at No. 11.

• The College of Public Service and Community Solutions claimed several high rankings this year: No. 2 for its city management and urban policy graduate program, No. 2 for its criminology and criminal justice online graduate program, No. 12 for the criminology and criminal justice program and 16th overall for the public affairs master’s programs.

• The jump for ASU’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College followed a similar rise in their online program.

• The College of Nursing & Health Innovation at ASU placed 24th in the country for its master’s programs in nursing, making it the highest-ranked in Arizona. Under the College of Health Solutions, audiology was ranked No. 17 and speech language pathology was No. 21.

• The School of Earth and Space Exploration holds its rank among the top 20 graduate schools in the country. Its earth sciences program ranks 20th among public and private graduate programs, making it the highest ranking science program at ASU.

• The ASU School of Art in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts is ranked 22nd among the graduate schools of fine arts in the country. The school's printmaking program ranks fifth nationally, the ceramics program seventh and the photography program eleventh.

• The Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering continued a steady rise in the rankings of engineering schools over the past decade.

The rankings underscore the university’s push to become the leading university nationally in at least one department or school within each of the university’s schools and colleges.