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SLU Graduate, Professional Programs Again Rank Among Nation’s Best in Annual U.S. News Rankings

ST. LOUIS (March 30, 2021) — Saint Louis University has 25 graduate and professional programs ranked in the top-100 in the 2022 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Graduate Schools” guide released today.

The School of Law’s health law program was named No. 2 in the country, continuing a long tradition of holding a top spot since rankings for the discipline were first published nearly 20 years ago. A dozen other law school programs at SLU were ranked in the top-100 as well, including clinical training, which improved 30 spots to No. 56.  

The Richard A. Chaifetz School of Business earned a trio of top-25 rankings from U.S. News for its graduate programs in international business (No. 9), entrepreneurship (No. 14) and supply chain management (No. 16). Those fields also tallied top rankings in the most recent U.S. News “Best Colleges” guide for undergraduate education.  

These rankings are another testament to the strength of our programs and the commitment of our talented faculty to prepare our graduate students to become leaders so that they can use their advanced knowledge to make our world a better place.”

Michael Lewis, Ph.D., Provost of Saint Louis University

A number of other graduate programs at SLU rose in the U.S. News rankings this year, including the master of science in nursing program offered through the Trudy Busch Valentine School of Nursing. The program climbed 18 spots into the nation’s top-50 among more than 500 nursing graduate programs in the country.  

Rankings for the University’s School of Medicine also improved this year. Among the more than 150 accredited M.D. programs in the United States, SLU ranked No. 46 for primary care and No. 70 for research — both are gains over the previous year.  

“Although rankings are only one indicator of a university’s excellence, we are proud that so many graduate programs at Saint Louis University continue to be recognized nationally by our peers in higher education,” said SLU Provost Michael Lewis, Ph.D.  

“Graduate education is central to our mission as a major Catholic, Jesuit research university,” Lewis added. “These rankings are another testament to the strength of our programs and the commitment of our talented faculty to prepare our graduate students to become leaders so that they can use their advanced knowledge to make our world a better place.” 

The data for the rankings came from statistical surveys of more than 2,125 programs and reputation surveys sent to more than 23,000 academics and professionals, conducted in fall 2020 and early 2021. Visit the U.S. News Grad Compass for all of this year’s rankings.  

2022 Best Graduate Schools Rankings by Discipline  

Business 
9: International
14: Entrepreneurship
16: Supply Chain
72: MBA-Full Time
89: MBA-Part Time 

Engineering 
66: Aerospace
118: Biomedical
134: Civil
146: Computer
159: Mechanical
180: Electrical 

Law  
2: Health Care
31: Law-Part Time
56: Clinical Training
74: Contracts- Commercial
77: Tax
80: Legal Writing
83: Constitutional
90: Trial Advocacy
90: Intellectual Property
91: Law-Full Time
96: Business - Corporate
97: Criminal
100: International
136: Environmental  

Health and Medicine 
46: Medical Schools - Primary Care
48: Nursing Schools - Master’s
52: Public Health
70: Medical Schools - Research
83: Nursing Schools - Doctorate (DNP) 

Humanities  
99: English
113: History
154: Education

Previously Ranked Programs Not Re-Ranked for 2022  

U.S. News & World Report does not re-rank all graduate programs every year. Some disciplines are ranked on four or six-year cycles. Below is a summary of the most recent rankings for these programs at SLU.

No. 13: Health Care Management 
No. 34: Physical Therapy
No. 37: Physician Assistant
No. 42: Occupational Therapy
No. 51: Social Work 
No. 63: Speech-Language Pathology
No. 99: Earth Sciences
No. 101: Clinical Psychology
No. 112: Biology
No. 122: Chemistry
No. 148: Psychology
No. 136: Mathematics

About Saint Louis University 

Founded in 1818, Saint Louis University is one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious Catholic institutions. Rooted in Jesuit values and its pioneering history as the first university west of the Mississippi River, SLU offers more than 12,000 students a rigorous, transformative education of the whole person. At the core of the University’s diverse community of scholars is SLU’s service-focused mission, which challenges and prepares students to make the world a better, more just place.