Heinz Tops Grad Rankings
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Heinz Tops Grad Rankings

The rankings are out and there was particularly good news for Carnegie Mellon's Heinz School.

U.S.News & World Report ranked two of the Heinz School's specialty programs as the best in their field—information and technology policy management and criminal justice policy management. The rankings came out today (April 2) in the magazine's annual "America's Best Graduate Schools" issue.

The Heinz School also ranked fourth in public policy analysis and seventh in both environmental policy management and health policy and management. Overall, The Heinz School ranked eighth among graduate programs in public affairs (tied with the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor).

Callout "We are extremely pleased with the recognition the magazine gives to our outstanding programs. To have the school and five of our specialties ranked among the best in the nation is a tribute to the hard work and dedication of faculty, staff, students and alumni of the school," said Mark Wessel, dean of the Heinz School. "We know our programs are excellent and these rankings reinforce their position,"

Across campus, the Tepper School of Business took the number two position for its programs in information systems and production/operations. Its program in supply chain logistics ranked third. The business school's overall ranking remained steady from last year at 17th.

"At the Tepper School of Business, our brand of business education continually achieves top scores for innovation, analytical decision making, cross-campus integration and technological relevance," said Tepper School of Business Dean Kenneth Dunn. "Our faculty research keeps us on the leading edge of global business and brings critical information to the classroom before it is in textbooks. These qualities offer students a skill-set that corporate recruiters seek when looking for new executives to hire."

Overall, Carnegie Mellon's graduate program in engineering also retained its position from last year, ranking 11th. CIT's program in computer engineering was ranked fourth and it's electrical engineering program was eighth.

"Our high rankings are a testimonial of our ability to engage in interdisciplinary research and leverage the work of our small but outstanding faculty,'' said James H. Garrett Jr., acting dean of the College of Engineering. "The whole is greater than the sum of the parts. Of the more than 300 engineering colleges in the U.S., ranking in the top 5 percent is a recognition of our creativity and hard work.''

U.S.News & World Report annually ranks graduate programs in business, engineering, law, education and medicine. Other programs—like those in the Heinz School—are not ranked every year. This year's edition includes last year's rankings for programs in the sciences, the arts and the social sciences and humanities. No new rankings were conducted in these areas.

The rankings are available on the Web at www.usnews.com and in the "America's Best Graduate Schools" book, which hits newsstands April 5.

Susan Cribbs

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