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    ‘U.S. News and World Report’ Ranks Duquesne Graduate Programs

    Several Duquesne University programs have been included in the newly published U.S. News and World Report Best Grad Schools rankings.

    The Duquesne University School of Law's Legal Research and Writing program jumped from No. 10 to No. 6 in the nation for the Best Law Schools Specialty Rankings: Legal Writing Programs list and its Part-time program is ranked No. 42 in the Best Law Schools Specialty Rankings: Part-time Law Programs list.

    Other Duquesne graduate schools included in the 2013 rankings are the Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, which is ranked No. 48, and the School of Education, which is ranked No. 124.

    The John G. Rangos School of Health Sciences at Duquesne has four of its graduate programs in the top 75 of specialty programs in the U.S. News rankings. The physician assistant program is ranked No. 25, the occupational therapy program is at No. 36, the speech-language pathology program is ranked No. 62 and the physical therapy program is at No. 63.

    U.S. News ranked the John F. Donahue Graduate School of Business's Part-time M.B.A. program at No. 152, while the clinical psychology program in Duquesne's Graduate School of Liberal Arts is ranked No. 157.

    U.S. News and World Report-which examined more than 1,200 graduate programs when considering these rankings-publishes the graduate rankings to help prospective students better understand the graduate school landscape and to identify programs that would be good fits.

    Duquesne University

    Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic research universities for its award-winning faculty and tradition of academic excellence. The University is nationally ranked by U.S. News and World Report and the Princeton Review for its rich academic programs in 10 schools of study for nearly 10,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and by the Washington Monthly for service and contributing to students' social mobility. Duquesne is a member of the U.S. President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction for its contributions to Pittsburgh and communities around the globe. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Princeton Review's Guide to Green Colleges acknowledge Duquesne's commitment to sustainability.