The physician assistant program at the UI Carver College of Medicine retained its No. 1 position among public universities in the latest U.S. News & World Report ranking of graduate schools. Also, the Carver College retained its ranking as 10th best public medical school for research.
In addition, ranked No. 1 among public universities in "America's Best Graduate Schools 2012," are the nursing specialties of Nursing Service Administration and Gerontological/Geriatric in the UI College of Nursing, and the speech-language pathology and audiology graduate programs in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
Other health science graduate programs and their rankings include:
- Physical Therapy, 3
- Nursing-Anesthesia, 6
- Nursing Specialty-Nurse Practitioner: Pediatric, 6
- Nursing, 7
- College of Medicine-Primary Care, 9
- Medicine Specialty-Internal Medicine, 9
- Public Health, 9