Longhorn pharmacy is recognized among the elite of national pharmacy programs in a new report issued by U.S. News and World Report.
The latest rankings, released on March 16 in the 2017 edition of “Best Graduate Schools,” represent a step forward for UT Pharmacy which had been ranked No. 4 in previous rankings by the publication.
“National rankings are not the primary reason that we work hard every day in pursuit of excellence,” said Pharmacy Dean M. Lynn Crismon. “Rather, they are a result of what we do. We are driven by our desire to inspire Pharm.D. students and graduate students to learn, our passion to discover and innovate, and our thirst to serve our university, our community, our profession and to improve the health of society.”
The pharmacy program is in a general graduate studies category of health disciplines. UT health programs that earned rankings include:
• Pharmacy – 3
• Social work – 7
• Speech-Language Pathology – 7
• Clinical Psychology – 8
• Audiology – 13
Nursing is a category of its own with the UT program earning a 17th place rank while UT nursing administration placed at No. 13.
The college shares the third place position within the pharmacy ranking with University of Michigan at Ann Arbor and the University of California – San Francisco. They follow first ranked University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill and second ranked University of Minnesota.
More than 40 graduate programs within The University of Texas at Austin rank among the top 10 in the nation, including three programs ranked No. 1, The report’s graduate rankings, separate from the magazine’s yearly ranking of undergraduate programs, are among the most prestigious ratings in higher education. They are based on surveys of academic leaders and, for select programs, additional quantitative measures including placement test scores, student/faculty ratios, research expenditures and job placement success.
UT Programs earning a No. 1 rank include:
• McCombs School of Business – accounting
• Cockrell School of Engineering – petroleum engineering
• College of Liberal Arts – Latin American history
See related rankings story from the UT Health Science Center San Antonio.