Several Pitt programs in top 20 of U.S. News Best Grad Schools


U.S. News and World Report issued its 2022 Best Grad Schools list this week, and Pitt has several programs that rank in the top 20, particularly in the School of Medicine.

The rankings included public and private schools. While the new list contains a majority of the graduate school programs at Pitt, there are some areas of study, such as Best Science Schools, which were ranked in 2018 and not included in this year’s rankings.

Some of the areas Pitt ranked the highest were:

Best Nursing Schools: Doctor of Nursing Practice: 6 out of 330, tied with Vanderbilt; and second among public schools

Psychiatry: 6 out of 20, tied with Columbia University; 2nd among public schools

International Global Policy and Administration: 7 out of 15, tied with Syracuse and first among public schools

Obstetrics and Gynecology: 11 out of 26; third among public schools

Surgery: 11 out of 26; 4th among public schools

Best Medical Schools, Research: 13 out of 191; tied with Vanderbilt and third among public schools

Pediatrics: 15 out of 26; tied with Emory University and seventh among public schools

Public Health: 15 out of 188; seventh among public schools

Best Library and Information Studies Programs: 17 out of 55; tied with University of Kentucky and University of South Carolina

Pitt’s 2022 graduate school rankings

Katz Graduate School of Business 

52 in Best Business Schools (out of 486 schools ranked)

39 in Part-time MBA

Swanson School of Engineering 

47 in Best Engineering Schools (out of 221)

23 in Industrial / Manufacturing / Systems Engineering

24 in Biomedical Engineering / Bioengineering

33 in Chemical Engineering

49 in Mechanical Engineering

51 in Computer Engineering

53 in Environmental / Environmental Health Engineering

54 in Materials Engineering

57 in Civil Engineering

58 in Electrical / Electronic / Communications Engineering

School of Education

34 in Best Education Schools (out of 438; 23 among public schools)

School of Law

67 in Best Law Schools (out of 197)

29 in Health Care Law

43 in International Law

44 in Intellectual Property Law

47 in Tax Law

61 in Criminal Law

62 in Contracts/Commercial Law

68 in Legal Writing

71 in Constitutional Law

78 in Business/Corporate Law

90 in Environmental Law

99 in Clinical Training

124 in Trial Advocacy

School of Medicine

13 in Best Medical Schools: Research (out of 191)

34 in Best Medical Schools: Primary Care (out of 191)

6 in Psychiatry

11 in Surgery

11 in Obstetrics and Gynecology

15 in Pediatrics

22 in Internal Medicine

56 in Most Diverse Medical Schools

88 in Most Graduates Practicing in Rural Areas

99 in Most Graduates Practicing in Medically Underserved Areas

139 in Most Graduates Practicing in Primary Care Fields

School of Nursing

6 in Best Nursing Schools: Doctor of Nursing Practice (out of 330)

4 in Doctor of Nursing Practice Administration/Management

12 in Doctor of Nursing Practice Nurse Practitioner: Family

Social sciences and humanities

30 in Economics (out of 125)

32 in English (out of 157)

34 in History (out of 146)

37 in Political Science (out of 120)

54 in Sociology (out of 117)

School of Computing and Information

17 in Best Library and Information Studies Programs (out of 55)

9 in Archives and Preservation

11 in Information Systems

14 in Digital Librarianship

Graduate School of Public and International Affairs

38 in Best Public Affairs Programs (out of 285)

7 in International Global Policy and Administration

22 in Urban Policy

40 in Public Management and Leadership

Graduate School of Public Health

15 in Public Health (out of 188; seventh among public schools)

Susan Jones is editor of the University Times. Reach her at or 724-244-4042.


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