DePaul’s law, part-time MBA and public service programs have all been recognized among the best in the country by U.S. News & World Report in its latest survey of graduate schools.
In its review of 190 law schools fully accredited by the American Bar Association, DePaul College of Law was ranked 84th, up 14 places from last year. It is the sixth consecutive year the College of Law has ranked among the top 100 in the U.S. News listing. In a new category for law schools this year, U.S. News asked lawyers to rank nearly 100 law schools. DePaul placed 67th.
The College of Law’s health law and intellectual property programs, which are consistently recognized among the best, again were given that distinction by U.S. News. The health law program placed 15th and intellectual property placed 17th in their respective categories. DePaul’s part-time law program was ranked 28th among the 80 accredited law schools that offer a part-time option.
U.S. News also identified the College of Law among law schools that have a racially and/or ethnically mixed student body. Schools were ranked in this category based on the total proportion of minority students, not including international students, and a mix of racial and ethnic groups on campus.
DePaul’s business school also was distinguished in rankings. U.S. News ranked the part-time MBA program 36th in the nation, up five places from last year. In a different survey of undergraduate business programs conducted by Bloomberg Businessweek, DePaul also was cited among the best. In that survey, DePaul was ranked 56th out of the 139 programs considered.
U.S. News also ranked the best schools in the nation for public affairs, and DePaul’s program placed 100th. The survey was based on responses from deans, directors and department chairs representing 269 master’s degree programs.