SPHHS climbs to #25 in latest U.S. News & World Report rankings

March 10, 2015

The University of Massachusetts Amherst’s School of Public Health and Health Sciences is ranked 25th in the nation in the latest edition of U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Graduate Schools.” The SPHHS was ranked 34th in 2012,  the previous year in which public health programs were rated.

The latest edition of the rankings, released March 10, includes new information in some fields and reiterates other rankings that are not measured each year. The following specialties within the Department of Communication Disorders were ranked most recently in 2013: audiology, 29th out of 73 programs; and speech-language pathology, 45th of 240 programs.

Each year U.S. News & World Report ranks professional school programs in a number of fields, including business, education, nursing and public health. The rankings are based on expert options about program excellence and statistical indicators that measure the quality of a school’s faculty, research and students. The latest rankings come from surveys of administrators at more that 1,900 programs and of more than 13,700 academics and professionals, conducted during the fall of 2014 and early 2015.