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UM School of Public Health rises in U.S. News rankings

March 16, 2011, University of Michigan School of Public Health release

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The University of Michigan School of Public Health rose from 5th to 4th in this year’s U.S. News & World Report graduate school rankings.

The University of Michigan School of Public Health also moved from 3rd to 2nd highest ranked among public universities. Not all disciplines are rated every year.

The UM SPH Department of Health Management and Policy remains 1st in the nation; it has been ranked 1st by U.S. News and World Report in every ranking since 1993. This category of healthcare management was last ranked in 2008 U.S. News & World Report.

According to the US New ranking guidelines, the health rankings are based results of peer assessment surveys sent to deans, other administrators, and faculty at accredited degree programs or schools in each discipline. All schools surveyed in a discipline were sent the same number of surveys. Respondents rated the academic quality of programs on a 5-point scale: outstanding (5), strong (4), good (3), adequate (2), or marginal (1). Those schools with the highest average scores appear.

The University of Michigan School of Public Health is one of the top ranked public health schools in the nation, and has been promoting health and preventing disease since 1941. Whether making new discoveries in the lab or researching and educating in the field, our faculty, students, and alumni are deployed around the globe to promote and protect our health.

Laura Bailey, (734) 647-1848 or (734) 764-1552 or or Terri Mellow,