Posted March 12, 2014

Medicine, law, education earn high ranks in 'U.S. News' Best Graduate School rankings

Medicine, Law, Education ranked among top programs in Philadelphia and nationwide

Updated July 10, 2018

Top-ranked Temple schools and colleges in the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings are the School of Medicine, the Beasley School of Law and the College of Education.

“These outstanding rankings are a testament to our vision, scholastic excellence and student success,” said Temple University president Neil D. Theobald.

“To be recognized among the top 1,300 graduate programs analyzed by U.S.News & World Report signifies that our reputation as a leader in research and academics continues to grow and strengthen,” said Temple Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Hai-Lung Dai. 

Temple’s School of Medicine ranked No. 54 among the top schools for research, the second-highest ranking of all medical schools in Philadelphia and the third-highest in the state. The School of Medicine concentrates its research in the following key areas: cardiovascular and pulmonary, neurosciences, metabolic disorders and cancer.

The Medical School earned its ranking by exhibiting excellence in a number of measures, including student admission selectivity, reputation among peer institutions and residency directors, and research activity. The school attracted nearly $91 million in National Institutes of Health (NIH) grants in 2013, an average of $161,800 per faculty member.

Temple Law School continued its strong performance in the rankings, coming in at No. 61 among all accredited law schools nationwide. In Philadelphia, only Temple and Penn are ranked in the top 90. Highly ranked programs at the Law School reflect its historic commitment to an excellent, accessible legal education that prepares students well for practice in today’s world: trial advocacy (No. 2), international law (No. 11), and the part-time program (No.10). 

Temple’s College of Education ranked No. 63 among the top programs nationwide. For education, in Philadelphia, only Temple and Penn are ranked in the top 150. Offerings range from school psychology to urban education, making the college a national center for excellence in both teaching and research with both an international presence and a special commitment to serving the communities of metropolitan Philadelphia.

Temple’s College of Engineering ranked No. 136. Its ranked specialty programs include bioengineering/biomedical at No. 58, mechanical engineering at No. 97 and electrical/electronic/communications engineering at No. 114.

This year, U.S. News also ranked the sciences/STEM fields. biological sciences ranked No. 130, chemistry No. 96, computer sciences No. 112, mathematics No. 87, physics No. 103 and statistics No. 67.

Each year, U.S. News ranks professional school programs in business, education, engineering, law and medicine. The rankings are based on two types of data gathered through an analysis of more than 1,300 programs nationwide: expert opinions about program excellence and statistical indicators that measure the quality of a school's faculty, research and students.

U.S. News does not rank every graduate program annually. In recent years, Temple has had other highly ranked graduate programs including criminal justice (No. 11), fine arts (No. 13), healthcare management (No. 24), clinical psychology (No. 26), speech-language pathology (No. 29), occupational therapy (No. 31) and physical therapy (No. 44).

To learn more about the 2015 Best Graduate Schools rankings methodologies, visit and