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– Top-Rated Johns Hopkins Graduate Programs Retain National Ranking

ByHub staff report


April 9, 2024

Johns Hopkins University boasts 38 graduate schools, academic programs, and specialties that have been recognized among the top 10 in the nation, with nine of them securing the prestigious No. 1 position, as reported today.

At Hopkins, two schools, including [ppp1] and [ppp2], have achieved the top rank overall, with another school making its way into the top 10, according to the latest edition of U.S. News & World Report.

While parts of the publication’s annual rankings were unveiled today, the rankings for the schools of medicine and engineering are slated for release at a later date.

Here are some of the notable rankings revealed today:


The School of Nursing has maintained its No. 1 position for the third consecutive year. Additionally, it shares the top spot in another category, marking an improvement from last year. Within the field of gerontology, the school has ascended to No. 1 for primary care and No. 2 for acute care. The doctoral programs at the School of Nursing have secured the following ranks:

  • Psychiatric/mental health: No. 1
  • Family: No. 3 (tied)
  • Leadership: No. 4 (tied)
  • Nursing Anesthesia: No. 36 (tie)

Public Health

The Bloomberg School continues its longstanding dominance as the No. 1 public health program since the inception of the rankings in 1994. In specialized areas, the Bloomberg School excels with the following rankings:

  • Environmental Health Sciences: No. 1
  • Epidemiology: No. 1
  • Health Policy and Management (Public Health): No. 1
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences: No. 1
  • Biostatistics: No. 2


Johns Hopkins has risen to a tie at No. 8 in the Education category, a significant improvement from its previous ranking of No. 13. The institution also shares the No. 23 spot in higher education administration programs.

Public Affairs

Overall, Johns Hopkins’ public affairs programs are tied at No. 39. In specific subcategories, the institution is tied at No. 6 in Health Policy and Management (Public Affairs), No. 11 in International/Global Policy and Administration, and tied at No. 35 in Public Policy Analysis.

U.S. News & World Report updates select rankings annually and reissues the latest rankings for various areas. Among the current rankings for Hopkins that have been republished:

Biological Sciences

Hopkins shares the No. 6 spot overall with six specialty rankings in the top 10:

  • Molecular biology: No. 3 (tie)
  • Cell biology: No. 4
  • Neuroscience: No. 4 (tie)
  • Immunology: No. 5
  • Genetics, genomics, and bioinformatics: No. 6 (tie)
  • Biochemistry, biophysics, and structural biology: No. 8


Hopkins is positioned at No. 1 (tie) for Biostatistics at the doctoral level. It is worth noting that U.S. News & World Report also ranks biostatistics as a subcategory of public health, where Hopkins holds the No. 2 spot.


The university is tied at No. 20 in Chemistry and ranks No. 9 in the Biochemistry subcategory.

Computer Science

With an overall tie at No. 24, the university is also tied at No. 21 in the Artificial Intelligence specialty.

Earth Sciences

Hopkins is tied at No. 30 in Earth Sciences.


The program in economics at Johns Hopkins shares the No. 22 position.


In the English category, Hopkins is tied at No. 13 overall, with the following specialty rankings:

  • Literary criticism and theory: No. 3
  • British literature: No. 10 (tie)
  • American literature after 1865: No. 17

Health Care Management

The university secures the No. 7 spot in Health Care Management.


Johns Hopkins is ranked No. 10 overall in History, with strong showings in various specialties:

  • African-American history: No. 3 (tie)
  • Cultural history: No. 4 (tie)
  • U.S. Colonial history: No. 5 (tie)
  • Women’s history: No. 6 (tie)
  • African history: No. 7 (tie)
  • European history: No. 7 (tie)
  • Modern U.S. history: No. 16 (tie)


In Mathematics, Johns Hopkins is tied at No. 20 and holds the following specialty rankings:
+ Analysis: No. 18 (tie)
+ Algebra: No. 23 (tie)
+ Applied Math: No. 25


Overall, the university shares the No. 13 spot with the following specialty rankings:
+ Living Systems: No. 5 (tie)
+ Cosmology: No. 7
+ Condensed Matter: No. 13 (tie)

Political Science

In Political Science, Johns Hopkins is tied at No. 41 overall. Within subcategories, the institution excels in the following rankings:
+ Political theory: No. 8 (tie)
+ International politics: No. 24 (tie)


The graduate program in psychology at the university is tied at No. 12 overall and tied at No. 5 in the behavioral neuroscience subcategory.


Within Sociology, Johns Hopkins is tied at No. 29 overall, with the subcategory of sociology of population also tied at No. 17.