Posted March 15, 2012

Temple programs shine in U.S.News' Best Graduate Schools rankings

The release of the 2013 edition of U.S.News & World Report Best Graduate Schools rankings shined a spotlight on the continued ascent of several of Temple University's flagship graduate and professional programs.

The full-time MBA program at Temple's Fox School of Business climbed 11 spots in the new rankings to No. 52 in the nation, joining the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School as the only full-time MBA programs in Greater Philadelphia ranked in the latest edition of the Best Graduate Schools guidebook. U.S.News ranked Fox's part-time MBA program No. 47, making it the region's top-ranked program of its type. In specialty rankings, Fox graduate programs offered by the Department of Management Information Systems were ranked No. 22.

Temple's Tyler School of Art earned a No. 13 rank from U.S.News for 2013 out of 213 fine art schools, cementing Tyler's reputation as a national leader. Up one slot since fine arts schools last were ranked in 2008 and eight spots since 2003, Tyler's overall ranking was by far the highest among Philadelphia-area fine arts schools. Five individual graduate programs at Tyler were ranked among the nation's best: sculpture (No. 9), painting/drawing (10), printmaking (10), ceramics (13) and photography (20).

The Beasley School of Law also climbed in the 2013 U.S.News rankings, moving up three spots to No. 58 in the nation and maintaining its position as the second-ranked law school in Pennsylvania. Temple Law's overall rank has jumped 14 spots in only two years. Temple's part-time J.D. program was ranked No. 7, and its programs in trial advocacy (No. 2), legal writing (9) and international law (14) remain among the nation's most highly ranked.

U.S.News also ranked Temple's School of Medicine No. 47 in the nation in research, the second highest rank among Philadelphia's many medical schools. The School of Medicine's 2013 research rank has climbed nine spots in only three years.

Other Temple graduate programs on the rise in the 2013 edition of Best Graduate Schools include the College of Engineering (up 12 spots to No. 126), the School of Social Work (up five spots to No. 66) and the School of Pharmacy (up three spots to No. 58), as well as Temple's programs in speech-language pathology (up nine spots to No. 29), clinical psychology (up seven spots to No. 26) and occupational therapy (up two spots to No. 31).