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Rankings Roundup: Kogod, SIS, WCL Recognized

Facade of the New Kogod School of Business Building

(Photo: Jeff Watts)

Kogod’s MS in Taxation among Best in U.S.
The Kogod School of Business’ master of science in taxation is one of the best in the nation, according to TaxTalent, the largest networking site for tax professionals. Kogod ranked in the top 10th percentile according to the survey of more than 3,000 professionals who hold a master’s in taxation.

This is the first part of a two-part survey. The second portion of the survey will sample top tax recruiters and employers; those data will be released later this year.

Kogod’s MS in taxation is the only program of its kind in Washington, D.C. Guest speakers regularly include members of the House Committee on Ways and Means, the U.S. Tax Court, the Treasury Department, and the IRS national office.

SIS Named among Top in the Nation by Foreign Policy Magazine
Foreign Policy magazine recently released its rankings for the nation’s top programs, dubbing SIS’s international relations program among “the top 10 programs for those looking to run the world.”

The international relations master’s program at SIS was named 8th in the country, with the undergraduate international relations program taking the #10 spot on that list.

In an additional ranking of which schools train the best candidates for jobs within the U.S. government, Foreign Policy magazine named American University 13th in its “Pipeline to the Beltway” rankings. Noted as evidence for this ranking were AU alums Connie Morella, MA ’67, former U.S ambassador to the OECD; the late U.S. senator Robert Byrd, JD ’63; and former Homeland Security advisor Frances Townsend, BA ’82.

Washington College of Law Programs Rank #1 in Best of Legal Times
Washington College of Law’s international legal studies LLM and Clinical Programs were both given #1 rankings by the Best of Legal Times. The law school was also named a finalist — in the #2 spot — in the Best JD Program and Best Joint JD-MBA Program categories.

Nearly 3,000 Legal Times readers—lawyers and legal professionals from across Washington, D.C.—voted to designate top law schools.