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CU, DU grad programs high on U.S. News best-of lists

Tom McGheeThe Denver Post

Five University of Colorado specialty graduate programs are in the top 10 nationally, according to the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings of American graduate schools, school officials said Thursday.The University of Denver’s Sturm College of Law also made the magazine’s list, ranking among the top 100 law schools, while five of DU’s specialized programs are among the highest ranked in the country.CU-Boulder’s physics department landed two specialty rankings in the top five. The atomic/molecular/optical physics program was tied for No. 1 in the nation with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The quantum physics program tied for 5th with the University of California at Santa Barbara.The environmental sciences program was ranked in a tie for 5th in the nation. The CU Law School’s environmental law specialty program tied for 6th in the nation. CU’s physical chemistry program ranked 8th.A number of other CU specialty and doctoral programs also made the list as well.”The rankings of these graduate programs of excellence at the University of Colorado at Boulder demonstrate the quality of our faculty and the value the university adds to research and teaching on a truly global scale,” said Interim Provost Stein Sture.The CU School of Medicine ranked fifth in the country for primary care, 22nd in internal medicine and 27th overall for research.School of Medicine’s pediatrics and family medicine specialties both ranked ninth.CU’s Law School tied for 38th overall; the College of Engineering and Applied Science tied for 39th; the School of Education tied for 41st; the Leeds School of Business tied for 71st.For more of this Denver Post story, http://www.denverpost.com/ci_14891705


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