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KNOXVILLE — The University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s graduate programs in supply chain management and logistics, nuclear engineering, and printmaking are once again Top 10 national programs, according to U.S. News and World Report‘s 2013 rankings released today.

The School of Art’s printmaking program rose to third place nationally, up one spot from its previous ranking. The College of Business Administration’s supply chain management/logistics program moved to fifth place among public institutions and ninth place nationally, up from 10th place last year. The College of Engineering’s nuclear engineering program held steady at eighth place among public colleges and ninth place nationally.

“We are committed to the challenge of becoming a Top 25 public research university, and part of that is achieving and maintaining excellence within our graduate education programs,” said Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek. “These rankings are just one indication that our focus and commitment are making a difference.”

The annual ratings moved UT’s overall graduate programs in engineering, education and fine arts up the lists that compare the programs of more than 1,200 public and private colleges and universities.

The College of Education, Health and Human Sciences’ graduate education made the largest move up the list to 49th in the nation, up from 58th last year, and 34th among public colleges, up from 41st place last year. The School of Art – part of the College of Arts and Sciences – saw its overall Master of Fine Arts program improve to 45th in the nation, up from 50th in its previous ranking, and 22nd among public universities, up two spots from the last time the program was ranked.

UT’s College of Business Administration overall graduate programs are now 33rd among all public universities and 64th place nationally. The College of Nursing’s master’s program is ranked 51st among public universities.

The College of Engineering continued its upward climb to capture 67th place nationally, up from 70th last year, and 40th among public universities, up one spot from last year. The College of Law was ranked 32nd among public universities. Its clinical training program moved up one slot to 11th place nationally and its legal writing program was ranked eighth among public universities.

Several other programs are ranked on varying cycles. Among the other UT graduate programs that appear in the new report for their most recent rankings include:

  • UT’s information sciences program ranked 17th nationally in 2009.
  • The graduate program in nursing-anesthesia ranked 26th nationally in 2011.
  • UT’s physics graduate program ranked 57th nationally in 2010.
  • The College of Arts and Sciences English graduate program ranked 71st nationally in 2009.

UT is 46th among all public universities in its undergraduate programs, up one spot from last year.

For the full 2013 graduate rankings, visit grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-graduate-schools.

U.S. News and World Report also will feature the material in its annual America’s Best Graduate Schools guidebook.

C O N T A C T :

Charles Primm (865-974-5180, primmc@utk.edu)