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Release: April 2, 2001

UI programs garner additional rankings in expanded U.S. News list

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- U.S. News & World Report added more than a dozen University of Iowa programs -- including five each within the colleges of Education and Liberal Arts -- to its 2001-2002 rankings of "America's Best Graduate Schools" in an expanded list unveiled today. The expanded rankings, which are in addition to the rankings released Friday by the magazine, include:

College of Education

    • Counseling/personnel services program: No. 11
    • Educational psychology program: No. 13, in a tie with the University of Maryland-College Park
    • Secondary education program: No. 13
    • Higher education administration program: No. 18, in a tie with Texas A&M University—College Station
    • Special education program: No. 21, in a tie with Gallaudet University in Washington D.C., Indiana University-Bloomington and the University of Utah

College of Liberal Arts (Ph.D. programs)

    • English program: No. 27, in a tie with Penn State-University Park and Vanderbilt University
    • Political science program: No. 27, in a tie with Johns Hopkins University
    • Sociology program: No. 28, in a tie with Brown University, the University of California-Davis and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    • Economics program: No. 31, in a tie with Michigan State University, Penn State-University Park, the University of California-Davis, the University of Washington and Washington University
    • History program: No. 32, in a tie with the University of California-Irvine and Vanderbilt University

College of Medicine

    • Internal medicine program: No. 17, in a tie with UNC-Chapel Hill
    • Pediatrics program: No. 20

College of Law

    • International law program: No. 12

College of Business

    • Accounting program: No. 30, in a tie with the universities of Arizona, Georgia, Notre Dame and Washington University in St. Louis.

Also, under the U.S. News category of "Health Disciplines," in the specialty of Health Services Administration (master's), the UI was ranked No. 17, in a tie with Arizona State University, George Washington University in Washington, D.C., and Penn State University-University Park.

The expanded rankings were posted this morning on the U.S. News & World Report Web site at to coincide with the magazine's release of its "2002 America's Best Graduate Schools" guidebook. The April 9 issue of U.S. News & World Report also goes on sale today, featuring select rankings and other excerpts from the guide.

On Friday, U.S. News & World Report made public its initial rankings list, a list that included University of Iowa colleges and programs newly ranked this year as well as several carried over from previous years. Among the new rankings for 2002 are:

    • College of Business: No. 35, in a tie with the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Georgia Institute of Technology, Penn State University-University Park, Rice University and Southern Methodist University
    • College of Medicine: No. 29. Separately, the rural medicine program was ranked No. 3. The family medicine program was ranked No. 4 in a tie with Oregon Health Sciences University. And the primary care program was ranked No. 8 in a tie with the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and the University of Minnesota-Duluth.
    • College of Law: No. 20, in a tie with Washington and Lee University
    • College of Education: No. 30. Separately, the psychology program within the college's Division of Psychological and Quantitative Foundations was ranked No. 61, in a tie with Dartmouth College, Emory University, Michigan State University, Northwestern University (Department of Organization Behavior), SUNY-Stony Brook, the University of Texas-Austin (Child Development and Family Relations), the University of California-Davis, the University of Florida, the University of Kansas, the University of Missouri-Columbia and the University of Southern California
    • College of Liberal Arts: While there was no ranking for colleges of liberal arts overall, the UI's social psychology Ph.D. program within the department of sociology was ranked No. 4. The psychology program was ranked No. 45, in a tie with Arizona State University, Duke University (Department of Experimental Psychology), the University of Arizona, the University of California-Berkeley (School of Education), the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, the University of Oregon and the University of Pittsburgh-Main Campus. And in a new ranking by the magazine, the UI's clinical psychology Ph.D. program within the department of psychology was ranked No. 12, tying with Duke University.

Additional rankings from Friday are available at the U.S. News Web site, as well as in a news release available at