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Graduate ceramics program ranks fifth by U.S. News and World Report

Ohio University's Master of Fine Arts in Ceramics ranks fifth in the nation according to U.S. News & World Report.

The program secured its place in the Specialties section of the master of fine arts category in national graduate school rankings that were released today.

"The fact that our U.S. News & World Report program rankings continue to advance speaks to the very high quality of our programs and to the expertise and dedication of our faculty and staff," said College of Fine Arts (CoFA) Interim Dean Madeleine Scott.

The CoFA houses the Ceramics program.

The program has been ranked for more than 20 years and is up three spots from the previous ranking of eighth in the nation.

Another CoFA graduate program, Printmaking, also received national attention, receiving a rank of 14, up from the previous rank of 20.

In addition to the two program rankings, the CoFA itself was ranked 53rd nationally among fine arts graduate schools, up five spots the previous rank of 58.

According to U.S. News & World Report, the rankings are based on peer assessments and ratings.

Knowing that makes OHIO's placements even more rewarding, Scott said.

"The recognition of our peers, which is based on their knowledge of their field and the achievement of our graduates, is especially gratifying," she said.

Other OHIO rankings from U.S. News & World Report include the School of Hearing, Speech and Language Sciences, 52 in Audiology in Health; the Department of Physics and Astronomy, 93 in Physics in Science; the Gladys W. and David H. Patton College of Education, 103 in Schools of Education; the Voinovich School of Public Affairs, 104 in Public Affairs; and others.

For a full listing and more information on the U.S. News & World Report rankings, visit http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-graduate-schools.