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U.S. News & World Report Names Several Mason Programs as Best in the Nation

Several of George Mason University's academic units were placed in the national spotlight recently in the annual "Best Graduate Schools" edition of U.S. News & World Report magazine. Two of the university's academic units--the School of Law and the College of Nursing and Health Science--and two individual degree programs--the Industrial/Organizational Psychology Graduate Program and the Master of Public Administration Program--were singled out as being among the best in the nation.

The School of Law was ranked 47th in the nation, making it the youngest law school in the magazine's first tier and, according to Dean Mark Grady, "the fastest rising law school in America."

George Mason's College of Nursing and Health Science was ranked 36th among institutions offering health disciplines, which marked the sixth time the college has gained this distinction.

The Industrial/Organizational Psychology program was ranked eighth in the nation, making this one of the highest rankings ever for a program at George Mason.

The Master of Public Administration program was ranked 46th, marking the second year in a row that this program has been among the top 50.

Each year, U.S. News & World Report re-evaluates graduate programs in five major disciplines: business, education, engineering, law, and medicine. As explained by the magazine, programs are ranked using objective measures, including entering students' test scores and faculty/student ratios, and reputation ratings drawn from inside and outside of academia.


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