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he University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) enrolls 6,800 students in six highly ranked professional schools and an interdisciplinary Graduate School. Led by the schools of law and nursing, UMB showed gains in the 2020 U.S.News & World Report rankings released March 12.

The Carey School of Law moved up in its evening program (fifth to fourth), health care law remained sixth, environmental law rose from 17th to 13th, and clinical training remained in the top 10 (No. 7 after sixth last year). 

The School of Nursing’s Doctor of Nursing Practice rose from eighth to sixth. The school also placed in the top 10 in four specialty programs: nursing informatics and clinical nurse leader retained their No. 1 and No. 2 spots, respectively, along with nursing administration (fifth from No. 4) and adult/gerontology/acute care nurse practitioner (seventh from No. 3 last year). 

The School of Social Work retained its No. 17 ranking. The School of Pharmacy, currently ranked ninth nationally, was not in the latest results of U.S.News, which has never ranked dental schools. The School of Dentistry is seventh among public dental schools in FY 2018 NIH funding and the School of Medicine is eighth among public medical schools in AAMC total grants and research expenditures, FY 2018.

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Chris Zang

Chris Zang is a freelance writer and editor who formerly was director of editorial services at the University of Maryland, Baltimore.

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