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U.S. News & World Report Announces the 2015 Best Graduate Schools

-- New edition includes rankings of programs in business, law, STEM and more --

WASHINGTON, March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. News & World Report, publisher of the Best Colleges rankings, today released highlights of the 2015 Best Graduate Schools online at www.usnews.com/grad. The 2015 edition includes rankings for five of the largest professional graduate school disciplines – business, law, education, engineering and medicine – as well as specialty rankings within each discipline.

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This year, the Wharton School of Business at University of Pennsylvania climbed from third place to tie with Harvard University and Stanford University as the best full-time MBA programs in the country. Among part-time MBA programs, the Haas School of Business at University of California—Berkeley came in at No. 1.

In the law school rankings, Yale University and Harvard once again claimed the No. 1 and No. 2 spots, respectively. For the first time since the 2010 edition of Best Graduate Schools, Duke University's School of Law joined the top 10 schools, sharing the No. 10 spot with University of Michigan—Ann Arbor. In a repeat from last year, Harvard is the No. 1 medical school for research, with Stanford following at No. 2.

The Best Graduate Schools rankings also offer new data on programs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, the so-called STEM fields, including peer assessment-only rankings of a variety of engineering specialties and Ph.D. programs in biological sciences, chemistry, computer science, earth sciences, mathematics, physics and statistics.

"A graduate degree is a major investment of both time and money," said Brian Kelly, editor and chief content officer of U.S. News & World Report. "Our Best Graduate Schools rankings are designed to help prospective students research and identify the right programs to pursue in their field of interest."

Graduate schools in the five main disciplines ranked annually are evaluated on standardized test scores of newly enrolled students, expert opinions on program quality, acceptance rates and many other criteria. Because each graduate program is different, the rankings methodology varies across disciplines. 

The complete version of the new Best Graduate Schools rankings, which include the full data with extended rankings, will be available online only through the U.S. News Graduate School Compass. To learn more about the U.S. News Graduate School Compass or to order a copy of the "Best Graduate Schools 2015" guidebook, visit the online U.S. News Store. For more information about Best Graduate Schools, visit www.usnews.com/grad or find us on Facebook or Twitter.

2015 Best Graduate Schools Rankings
*For full list of rankings, visit www.usnews.com/grad

Best Business Schools

Best Law Schools

1. Harvard University (MA)

1. Yale University (CT)

1. Stanford University (CA)

2. Harvard University (MA)

1. University of Pennsylvania (Wharton)

3. Stanford University (CA)

4. University of Chicago (Booth)

4. Columbia University (NY)

5. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Sloan)

4. University of Chicago

6. Northwestern University (Kellogg) (IL)

6. New York University

7. University of California—Berkeley (Haas)

7. University of Pennsylvania

8. Columbia University (NY)

8. University of Virginia

9. Dartmouth College (Tuck) (NH)

9. University of California—Berkeley

10. New York University (Stern)

10. Duke University (NC)

10. University of Michigan—Ann Arbor

About U.S. News & World Report
U.S. News & World Report is a multi-platform publisher of news and analysis, which includes the digital-only "U.S. News Weekly" magazine, www.usnews.com and www.rankingsandreviews.com. Focusing on Health, Personal Finance, Education, Travel, Cars and Public Service/Opinion, U.S. News has earned a reputation as the leading provider of service news and information that improves the quality of life of its readers. U.S. News & World Report's signature franchise includes its News You Can Use® brand of journalism and its annual "Best" series of consumer Web guides and publications that include rankings of colleges, graduate schools, hospitals, mutual funds, health plans and more.

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