Chemistry and Other L&S Graduate Programs Ranked Highly by U.S. News & World Report

Several graduate programs from the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s College of Letters & Science are ranked among the nation’s best in the 2014 edition of U.S. News and World Report’s “Best Graduate Schools.”

“We’re proud of all of our graduate programs and particularly pleased that once again many have been rated so highly,” says Provost Paul M. Deluca Jr. “It’s yet another indication of the great work that is being done at UW-Madison.”

In 2010, the most recent year the magazine published chemistry rankings, chemistry tied for seventh overall. Ranked specialties include analytical (tied for eighth), biochemistry (fifth), inorganic (ninth), organic (tied for eighth), physical (seventh) and theoretical (ninth).

Not all programs are ranked every year. Those L&S programs ranked this year (along with specialties ranked) include:

Economics: Tied for 13th overall. Ranked specialties include econometrics (tied for 10th), industrial organization (tied for eighth), international economics (tied for sixth), labor economics (eighth) and public finance (10th).

English: Tied for 17th.

Masters of Fine Arts: Tied for 18th overall. Ranked specialties include printmaking (second).

History: Tied for 14th. Ranked specialties include African history (first), Latin American history (third), modern U.S. history (tied for sixth), women’s history (second).

Library and Information Studies: 16th overall. Ranked specialties include: archives and preservation (10th) and services for children and youth (fourth).

Political Science: 15th overall. Ranked specialties include American politics (13th) and international politics (10th).

Psychology: Tied for ninth overall. Specialties were ranked in developmental psychology (tied for fifth).

Public affairs: Tied for 12th overall. Ranked specialties include social policy (third).

Sociology: Tied for first. Ranked specialties include economic sociology (tied for second), sex and gender (tied for second), social stratification (first), sociology of population (second).

Story by News & Notes Team, College of Letters & Science