MSUToday
Published: March 16, 2016

From elementary education to nuclear physics, MSU leads the pack

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Michigan State University’s graduate programs in elementary and secondary education rank No. 1 for the 22nd year in a row, while nuclear physics, rehabilitation counseling and organizational psychology also are tops in the nation.

The 2017 edition of U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools, out today, also has MSU supply chain/logistics and higher education administration at No. 2; African history at No. 3; curriculum/instruction at No. 4; and educational psychology at No. 5.

The showing represents the breadth of Michigan State graduate education, with top-5 rankings in the College of Education, the Broad College of Business, the College of Social Science and the College of Natural Science.

MSU is widely known for making an impact on K-12 education through its collaborative research, teacher preparation program and service to schools and communities. The longstanding No. 1 ranking in elementary and secondary education, as well as in rehabilitation counseling, reflects the quality of faculty and doctoral students throughout the College of Education.

In total, the College of Education has six programs ranked in the top 5. The college is ranked No. 15 in the nation overall.

“I’m proud of the accomplishments of all those associated with our College of Education,” said Robert E. Floden, who became dean in January. “Our longstanding reputation for excellence across multiple programs helps us continue to recruit talented and productive faculty, students and staff. It is also a reflection of the accomplishments of our alumni, who work across the nation and around the world.”

In addition, MSU’s College of Osteopathic Medicine ranks No. 15 among top medical schools for primary care.

“Our longstanding reputation for excellence across multiple programs helps us continue to recruit talented and productive faculty, students and staff," said Robert Floden, dean of MSU's highly ranked College of Education.

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