U.S. News: UMass Boston’s Graduate Programs Among Nation’s Best
Clinical Psychology, Education, Nursing, Public Affairs Programs All in Top 100 on U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 Best Graduate Schools List
“ There can be no doubt that UMass Boston is on the move, gaining ground in competitive rankings across major fields of study. ”
UMass Boston’s graduate programs in clinical psychology, education, nursing, and public affairs are ranked as top 100 programs on U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 Best Graduate Schools list, released Tuesday. The biggest jumper is UMass Boston’s Master of Nursing, up 17 spots from the 2020 list.
“There can be no doubt that UMass Boston is on the move, gaining ground in competitive rankings across major fields of study,” noted Interim Chancellor Katherine Newman. “We are immensely proud of the research record of our faculty and the quality of our students.”
Five UMass Boston programs have new top 100 rankings:
- Clinical Psychology – No. 56
- Graduate programs in education – No. 62, up from No. 66
- Master of Nursing – No. 66, up from No. 83
- Master’s programs in public affairs – No. 72, up from No. 74
- Doctor of Nursing Practice – No. 74
UMass Boston’s part-time MBA program is also ranked, at No. 124.
The 2021 edition assesses the six disciplines with some of the largest enrollments: business, law, medicine, nursing, engineering, and education. Although the Best Graduate Schools criteria is different from, say, the Best Nursing Schools, all of the rankings assess both the preparedness of a school's incoming students and the career or academic outcomes of a school's graduates.
The authors note that although a graduate degree does not automatically lead to a higher salary, it typically does increase an individual's earning potential. Data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reveals that in 2019, the average earnings of U.S. workers at or above the age of 25 who had advanced degrees surpassed the wages of their peers who had less education.
To see the full list of rankings, visit the U.S. News & World Report website.
About UMass Boston
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