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Survey: University of Oregon Grad Programs Among Nation's Best

U.S. News & World Report names special education program no. 3 in the country.

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(EUGENE) - University of Oregon graduate programs are among the best in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report's 2008 edition of America's Best Graduate Schools.

The annual survey, available at newsstands now, ranks the College of Education's graduate program in special education as third best in the country.

Overall, the College of Education is ranked no. 12, up from no. 15 a year ago, placing it in the top five percent of all ranked schools.

The School of Law's program in conflict and dispute resolution has moved into the top ten conflict resolution programs in the country.

In addition, the Environmental and Natural Resources Law program is again listed in the top 10.

The law school, overall, is ranked in the top 100 among both public and private institutions.

The College of Arts and Sciences' clinical psychology program is listed in the top 20 in the U.S., positioning it among the top 10 percent of programs in the nation.

Additionally, the UO's psychology program is ranked among the top 15 percent in the nation while the university's biological sciences program is listed among the top 50 in the country.

"We are pleased to note the strong showing of University of Oregon graduate programs in the latest U.S. News and World Report Graduate School rankings," said Linda Brady, provost and senior vice president. "While rankings are not the only measure of institutional and program excellence, they demonstrate how our colleagues across the country view the quality of graduate education at the University of Oregon."

Rankings in the U.S. News & World Report's 2008 edition of America's Best Graduate Schools are based on student selectivity, placement success, faculty resources and separate measures of institutional reputation.

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