Johns Hopkins grad programs ranked among nation’s best by ‘U.S. News’

March 20, 2018
Johns Hopkins Biomedical Engineering

Johns Hopkins University’s biomedical engineering graduate program is again ranked No. 1 in the country by U.S. News and World Report. (Image: Will Kirk / Homewood Photography)

Johns Hopkins University graduate programs in biomedical engineering, nursing, and medicine are once again among the country’s very best, according to the annual U.S. News & World Report ranking of the nation’s Best Graduate Schools.

The biomedical engineering program landed again in the No. 1 spot, which it has long held. The School of Nursing‘s master’s degree programs rose to first place, while the School of Medicine moved up to second place among research-oriented medical schools. Its internal medicine program is tied with Harvard University for the No. 1 spot.

The School of Education ranked 17th and the Whiting School of Engineering moved up for the fourth consecutive year to 18th overall.

The U.S. News Best Graduate Schools rankings, released today, are based on a number of indicators, including an institution’s global and national reputation, publications and citations, research statistics, admitted student information, and other factors.

Biomedical Engineering

The Hopkins biomedical engineering graduate program returned to its traditional sole possession of the No. 1 spot in the rankings after sharing the top spot a year ago.

“As home to one of the founding departments in the field, Johns Hopkins has a strong tradition of excellence in biomedical engineering,” said Michael Miller, director of the Department of Biomedical Engineering, which is part of both the School of Medicine and the Whiting School.

“Our pioneering faculty and students are pushing the boundaries of discovery in emerging fields, and these advances in neuroengineering, data science, regenerative engineering, computational medicine, and genomic engineering form the heart of our undergraduate and graduate curricula. In this way, Johns Hopkins is training the next generation of leaders who will engineer the future of medicine.”

Additional Rankings

In addition to the top-rated biomedical engineering program, other ranked specialties in engineering included:

  • Chemical engineering (20th)
  • Civil engineering (23rd)
  • Computer engineering (23rd)
  • Electrical, electronic and communications engineering (21st)
  • Materials engineering (18th)
  • Mechanical engineering (15th)

Environmental and environmental health engineering ranked 23rd. Those programs are part of the Department of Environmental Health and Engineering, a joint program of the Whiting School and the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Adapted from The Hub >>

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