March 13, 2013

Graduate Programs Score in U.S. News & World Report Rankings

More than 20 of Saint Louis University's graduate programs are ranked among the top 100 in the United States, according U.S. News & World Report. In the magazine's 2014 edition of "Best Graduate Schools," six SLU programs were listed in the top 25.

Health Law Tops List Again

SLU's health law program landed in the No. 1 spot for the 10th consecutive year. The program is supported by the renowned Center for Health Law Studies, which is home to some of the top scholars in the field.

Rob Gatter, J.D., co-director of Center for Health Law Studies, said the continued recognition further solidifies SLU's role as a pioneer in health law scholarship and education.

"We have received consistent national recognition for a reason," Gatter said. "Our faculty are leaders in the health care industry. They are providing our students with the valuable background and training that enables them to make a real impact on the health care issues that face millions of Americans."

Geriatrics Ranked in Top 15
Included for more than a dozen years as among the 20 best programs in the United States, SLU's geriatric medicine program ranked No. 14 in the nation this year.

John Morley, M.D.,  director of the Division of Geriatric Medicine in SLU's School of Medicine, said as people live longer today than ever before, geriatricians have a real opportunity to enrich the quality of life of their patients.

"Given the great need for geriatricians, we're very proud SLU continues to be a beacon of excellence in educating young students to care for the elderly with compassion, technical skill and insight," Morley said.

Business Programs Get High Marks

SLU's graduate programs in entrepreneurship, international business and supply chain management were in the top 20 in this year's rankings.

Ellen Harshman, Ph.D., J.D., dean of the John Cook School of Business and interim vice president for academic affairs, said having top ranked programs in these key fields is a positive indicator that SLU is at the forefront of preparing students for the global marketplace.

"SLU's business programs provide the students of today with the academic knowledge, hands-on learning and creative acumen needed to be successful leaders of tomorrow," Harshman said. "This is a continuing affirmation of the quality of our master's programs at the Cook School."

She also noted that all three academic programs are supported by nationally known centers and institutes.

Below are other SLU programs included in the top 100 of U.S. News & World Report's "Best Graduate Schools" rankings for 2014:

1.Health Law
9. Healthcare Management*
13. International Business
16. Entrepreneurship
16. Supply Chain
25. Physician Assistant*
34. Physical Therapy*
36. Occupational Therapy*
36. Public Health*
38. Part-time MBA
44. Part-time Law
50. Nursing*
52. Social work
61. Biomedical Engineering
69. Earth Sciences
70. Top Medical Schools: Research
73. Speech Language Pathology*
79. Clinical Psychology*
79. Top Medical Schools: Primary Care
84. Best Business Schools
84. History
98. English

*Indicates programs not ranked in 2013 (not all programs are ranked every year) but listed for their most recent ranking year.


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