FSU College of Information boasts Top 10 graduate program

Law School, Chemistry also among nation’s best,
says U.S. News & World Report

The Florida State University College of Information offers one of the top 10 graduate programs in the nation, according to the 2007 edition of the U.S. News & World Report’s guidebook, "America’s Best Graduate Schools."

In addition, both FSU’s chemistry department and College of Law were recognized in the just-published guidebook.

The College of Information was ranked 10th among schools offering accredited master’s programs in library and information studies. In addition, the specialty of services for children and youth was ranked first in a tie with the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. The specialties of school library media and information systems were ranked fifth and 10th respectively.

"These rankings recognize the hard work of our faculty and students," said College of Information Dean Larry Dennis. "They have built a national reputation through excellent research and strong educational programs."

FSU’s graduate program in chemistry was ranked 45th in the nation.

"A chemistry department has to be strong in several areas of research and teaching to receive this recognition," said College of Arts and Sciences Dean Joseph Travis. "This achievement reflects the strength and versatility of our chemistry/biochemistry department and the vision of its faculty members."

The FSU College of Law’s environmental law program ranked 14th in the nation, with the law school’s overall ranking rising to 53.

"This year’s rise of three spots follows last year’s rise of 11 ranks. In short, in just two years, we have jumped up 14 ranks – an extraordinary accomplishment, " said College of Law Dean Donald Weidner. "All this means one thing: The word is out nationally that some extraordinarily good things are happening at our law school."