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SLU Health Law Program Ranked Top Program in Nation

by Jeanette Grider on 03/12/2019
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The Health Law program at Saint Louis University’s School of Law has been named the best in the nation for the 15th year in the newly released 2020 U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate School rankings. (For a full listing, see below.)

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The Center for Health Law Studies has been listed as a top program since the rankings were first published.

“We are once again honored to be given the top distinction in a prestigious field of health law programs,” said Rob Gatter, J.D., director of the Center for Health Law Studies. “We are fortunate to be part of an institution that supports health programs across the University. It empowers our faculty to be internationally recognized scholars and sought after leaders in their field.”

Established in 1982, the Center for Health Law Studies was one of the first law school programs to focus on the intersection of the health care system and the legal system. The Center provides four health related dual-degree programs, including the J.D./MHA, which has been available to students for more than 30 years. The law school recently announced the addition of two new internationally recognized health law scholars to their faculty.

Top Business Rankings

Three graduate programs in the Richard A. Chaifetz School of Business were ranked in the top 15 this year: entrepreneurship, international business, supply chain management. Graduate accounting ranked No. 35.

“We’re excited to see our international business program recognized as one of the top 10 in the country and honored to be one of only five universities nation-wide recognized with nationally-ranked graduate programs in accounting, entrepreneurship, international business and supply chain management,” said Mark Higgins, Ph.D., Edward Jones Endowed Dean of the Chaifetz School.

“This distinction is a testament to the Chaifetz School’s continued commitment to quality in business education and dedication to uniquely preparing our students for success after graduation.”

Top Health Care Rankings

SLU health care specialties programs, including healthcare management physician assistant and public health were in the top 50 with social work being ranked 51 in the nation.

Following are the U.S. News Best Graduate School rankings which were released Tuesday, March 12. Please note that data for these rankings are gathered during the 2018 academic year. Following is a list that contains the most recent ranking for programs that are not ranked on an annual basis. Some disciplines are ranked on a four or six-year cycle. The years they were ranked are noted in parentheses.

 U.S. News 2020 Best Graduate School Rankings

Previously Ranked Programs in Categories Not Re-Ranked for 2020

Note: Data for this year’s U.S. News graduate rankings was gathered during the 2018 academic year. Some disciplines are ranked on a four or six-year cycle. The years they were last ranked are noted in parentheses.


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