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Law School's Health Law Program is No. 1 in U.S. News Rankings

Four Graduate Programs in the Richard A. Chaifetz School of Business Were Ranked in the Nation’s Top-25

ST. LOUIS (March 14, 2017) -- This week, U.S. News & World Report released its annual round-up of the best graduate programs in the United States. More than a dozen Saint Louis University graduate programs were highlighted in the publication’s rankings for 2018.

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Scott Hall, the home of the SLU School of Law in Downtown St. Louis.

Thirteen Years in the Top Spot for Health Law

In the U.S. News Best Graduate Schools rankings for 2018, the School of Law's health law program was named the best in the nation by health law scholars for the 13th year. The Center for Health Law Studies has been listed as a top program since the rankings were first published.

“We are fortunate to have a program that not only is nationally recognized for its excellence, but also fits so well with our Jesuit mission,” said William Johnson, J.D., dean of the School of Law. “Our Center for Health Law Studies is a tangible example of how we can work collaboratively to further our mission by educating the future leaders in health care. Through their scholarly work on issues such as disability rights and access to health care, my colleagues in the center are tremendous resources for their students and for the community we serve.”

Established in 1982, the Center for Health Law Studies was one of the first law school programs to focus on the intersection of the health care system and the legal system. With more than 1,250 alumni nationwide, the center routinely places graduates in the nation's leading health law firms, hospitals and health care systems, as well as on legislative staffs and in agencies that regulate the health care and pharmaceutical industries.

Centers of Distinction Bolster Top-25 Business Programs

The Richard A. Chaifetz School of Business’ graduate programs in supply chain management, entrepreneurship, international business and accounting ranked among the top-25 in the nation, according to the 2018 U.S. News rankings.


Cook Hall, the home of SLU's Richard A. Chaifetz School of Business.

"We are very happy for the continued recognition of our graduate business programs by U.S. News & World Report, including top-25 rankings for four of our specialized programs in entrepreneurship, supply chain, international business and accounting," said Mark Higgins, Ph.D., dean of the Richard A. Chaifetz School of Business. “This acknowledgment is a tribute to the dedication of our staff and innovative faculty who ensure that the graduates of our programs are provided with the knowledge, skills and hands-on experiences they need to further their professional aspirations.”

The top-rated graduate business programs at SLU are bolstered by the Chaifetz School’s centers of distinction: the Boeing Institute of International Business, Chaifetz Center for Entrepreneurship and Center for Supply Chain Excellence. These three centers also serve the community in a variety of ways, from organizing entrepreneurial competitions for high school students to training working professionals on the various aspects of the supply chain to offering a breadth of global business resources for government and professional organizations.

Other SLU Programs Ranked Among the Best in the Nation

According to U.S. News, the 2018 edition of the rankings evaluates graduate schools of business, law, medicine, nursing, engineering and education. These schools are rated based on a variety of factors, including acceptance rates, standardized test scores and grade-point averages of incoming students, and academic experts' opinions about program excellence.

For the business, law, medicine, education and engineering rankings, U.S. News also incorporated feedback from hiring managers who assessed how well those programs prepared students for the working world. Each discipline's ranking methodology varies to take into account program differences.

Below is a complete listing of SLU programs numerically ranked in the U.S. News Best Graduate Schools rankings for 2018:

1: Health Law
12: Supply Chain Management
13: Entrepreneurship
16: International Business
24: Accounting
24: Part-Time Law
30: Law-Clinical Training
49: Best Medical Programs – Primary Care
67: Best Medical Programs – Research
67: Best Nursing Programs – Master’s
79: Best Nursing Programs – DNP
80: Part-Time MBA
88: Best Law Programs