Pitt Physical Therapy still No. 1 in U.S. News rankings


The U.S. News and World Report best graduate school rankings are out, and Pitt is looking pretty good, particularly in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences.

Physical Therapy remains No. 1 out of 239 schools for the second consecutive rankings report. Occupational Therapy moved from No. 4 up to No. 3, out of 198 schools in the country, and Speech-Language Pathology had the largest jump from No. 7 to No. 3, out of 261 schools. The Audiology program remained in the No. 7 spot, out of 75 schools.

Not all subjects and specialties are rated every year. Pitt’s graduate program rankings for 2020 included:

School of Nursing

Master’s programs: 6 (out of 578)

Doctor of Nursing Practice: 8 (out of 319)

Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences

Clinical psychology: 8 (out of 231)

School of Pharmacy

Best pharmacy schools: 13 (out of 134)

School of Medicine

Best Medical Schools: Research: 14 (out of 188)

Best Medical Schools: Primary Care: 17 (out of 188)

Obstetrics and Gynecology: 7 (out of 26)

Psychiatry: 8 (out of 19)

Surgery: 10 (out of 27)

Pediatrics: 11 (out of 27)

Anesthesiology: 17 (out of 23)

Internal medicine: 19 (out of 30)

Graduate School of Public and International Affairs

Best public affairs schools: 38 (out of 275)

Global policy and administration: 7 (out of 12)

Urban policy: 18 (out of 26)

Katz Graduate School of Business

Best business schools: 39 (out of 477)

Best part-time MBA: 39 (out of 272)

School of Education

Best education schools: 39 (out of 393)

Swanson School of Engineering

Best engineering schools: 51 (out of 218)

Biomedical engineering: 19 (out of 134)

Industrial engineering: 22 (out of 94)

Chemical engineering: 33 (out of 125)

Computer engineering: 49 (out of 149)

Mechanical engineering: 50 (out of 179)

Pitt Law

Best law schools: 76 (out of 198)

Tax law: 26 (out of 187)

Health care law: 32 (out of 143)

International law: 43 (out of 187)

Susan Jones is editor of the University Times. Reach her at suejones@pitt.edu or 412-648-4294.


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