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University of Oregon’s Graduate Programs Shine in U.S. News & World Report Rankings

The University of Oregon’s graduate programs in Education and Law continue to achieve national acclaim, as highlighted in the 2024 U.S. News & World Report’s Best Graduate Schools rankings. These programs are celebrated for their comprehensive curriculum, expert faculty, and significant research contributions, making them leaders in their respective fields.

Excellence in Education: University of Oregon’s College of Education

Ranked third nationally, the University of Oregon’s Special Education program stands out not only as a top program for the 25th consecutive year but also as the second among public universities. This program’s consistent success is supported by its distinguished faculty and an impressive research funding record, totaling $57.36 million for the year. “This program synthesizes rigorous coursework with real-world application, fostering graduates who advance to become innovators in the field,” states Laura Lee McIntyre, Dean of the College of Education. The dynamic approach to learning and a commitment to improving lives through education remain the cornerstone of its success.

Pioneering Legal Education in the Pacific Northwest

The School of Law at the University of Oregon remains the Pacific Northwest’s premier law school with three specialty programs ranked at the top by U.S. News & World Report. Its Legal Research and Writing (LRW) program holds the number one position nationally, a distinction it has proudly maintained for the past two years and marking 17 years in the top ten. “Our faculty are not only recipients of prestigious teaching awards but also profoundly influence the legal profession through their extensive publications and leadership in national organizations,” explains Suzanne Rowe, director of the LRW program.

Further enhancing its offerings, Oregon Law’s Environmental Law program climbed to the seventh rank nationwide, reflecting its enhanced focus on solving contemporary environmental challenges through innovative legal practices. Simultaneously, the Appropriate Dispute Resolution program continues to be recognized, now ranked 11th nationally, for its exemplary role in teaching students the essential skills of negotiation and conflict resolution. “Recognition of these programs underscores our faculty’s dedication to developing cutting-edge legal education that prepares students for effective and thoughtful practice,” says Jennifer Reynolds, associate dean for academic affairs.

These rankings reaffirm the University of Oregon’s commitment to providing world-class educational experiences that not only prepare students for current roles but also equip them for future challenges in the ever-evolving landscapes of education and law.

Additional Insights

These accolades from U.S. News & World Report underscore the quality and impact of the University of Oregon’s graduate offerings. Prospective students can confidently choose these programs, knowing they are among the best in the nation for nurturing influential future leaders in education and law. The combination of high-caliber faculty, robust research funding, and a forward-thinking educational approach provides a transformative experience that is both challenging and rewarding.

As these programs continue to set benchmarks in their fields, the University of Oregon is poised to keep building on its legacy of excellence, shaping the next generation of professionals equipped to address global issues with expertise and creativity. For more details and to view the complete rankings, visit U.S. News & World Report’s official site. The latest rankings were published on April 9, 2024, marking another landmark year for the university.