UO education, law rated among nation’s best graduate programs

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The University of Oregon’s graduate programs in education, law and business are spotlighted in the 2022 rankings released this week by U.S. News & World Report.

The UO College of Education’s special education program is ranked No. 3 in the nation for the 22nd year in a row. The college’s overall graduate program is ranked No. 6 among public institutions and No. 14 among all schools nationwide.

The UO School of Law’s legal research and writing program, the foundation of every law student’s education, tied for No. 1 in the nation. Two other Oregon Law programs rank among the country’s best: environmental law (No. 10) and dispute resolution (No. 12), which is the only top-ranked program of its kind in the Pacific Northwest. The law school rose 16 points to No. 72 nationally, remained first in Oregon, and ranked second in the Pacific Northwest.

The Lundquist College of Business’s Flex MBA, which enables people who already have undergraduate degrees in certain fields to complete an MBA on a part-time basis, emerged for the first time in the national rankings of part-time MBA programs tied at No. 66. Overall, the UO tied at No. 92 in best business schools, up three spots from last year.

The rankings are included in the 2022 edition of Best Graduate Schools, which rates the nation’s business, education, engineering, law, medicine, and nursing schools and programs every year. Periodically the publication also ranks other disciplines and specialties. For 2022, the UO’s doctoral programs rank as follows: sociology (No. 45), economics (No. 53), English (No. 53), history (No. 54) and public affairs (No. 73).

To see a complete list, visit the U.S. News & World Report website of the rankings.