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VCU programs recognized among the best in updated U.S. News & World Report rankings

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Several academic programs at Virginia Commonwealth University received top 50 rankings in the newest edition of U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Graduate Schools,” released March 20. VCU now has graduate programs ranked in the top 50 in 19 fields, according to the publication.

Those with updated top 50 rankings in this year’s edition include Nursing Anesthesia (No. 1), Health Care Management (No. 3), Rehabilitation Counseling (No. 4), Occupational Therapy (No. 17), School of Pharmacy (No. 17), Physical Therapy (No. 20), Nuclear Engineering (No. 24), the School of Education (No. 26), the School of Social Work (No. 30), the School of Nursing (Master's, No. 41; Doctor of Nursing Practice, No. 48), and the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs (No. 44).

To learn more about the newest rankings, visit Not all program areas receive updated rankings each year.

For more about VCU’s rankings, including graduate programs ranked in the top 50 during previous updates by U.S. News & World Report, visit