Hopkins placed first in graduate programs for public health and education, second for nursing, and third for research medicine, according to the newest U.S. News and World Report rankings published on Tuesday.
This is the highest ranking the School of Education has ever received because of a renewed effort to focus on doctoral programs and the recruitment and retention of key faculty and researchers.
With over 1,800 full and part-time students, the School of Education offers programs ranging from full-time masters programs to one-year certifications for teaching in Maryland public schools, which were deciding factors in the school’s primary ranking, according to U.S. News.
The School of Education’s Center for Data-Driven Reform in Education, which aids schools in poverty-stricken areas, and the Best-Evidence Encyclopedia, an educational review handbook, were also cited as factors in the ranking.
The Bloomberg School of Public Health has been the top-ranked public health graduate program since the inception of the U.S. News rankings in 1983.
The School of Medicine was ranked third in the research category and praised for its focus on a blend of academics and clinical experience, which the school calls the Genes to Society Curriculum.
The dual degree programs in public health and medicine and in medicine and business were also cited in the ranking, as well as the overall quality of the Johns Hopkins Hospital’s care and outreach programs.
The internal medicine, geriatrics, AIDS research and women’s health programs were all ranked in the top five in the world in their respective fields.
The School of Nursing has been lauded since its inception as instilling the values and education needed to successfully perform as a nurse. The online program has risen in the ranking from 27 to three, even as nursing ranking methodology was changed.
The Whiting School of Engineering’s graduate school improved from 27th to 25th place, with the biomedical engineering program ranking first again and the environmental engineering ranking eighth.