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U.S. News: UMass Boston’s Graduate Programs Among Nation’s Best

04/02/2021| Crystal Valencia

Education, Nursing, Sociology, Public Affairs Programs All in Top 100 on U.S. News & World Report’s 2022 Best Graduate Schools List

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UMass Boston’s graduate programs in sociology, education, nursing, and public affairs are ranked as top 100 programs on U.S. News & World Report’s 2022 Best Graduate Schools list, released this week. The biggest jumper is UMass Boston’s graduate programs in education, up 14 spots from the 2021 list.

Five UMass Boston programs have new top 100 rankings:

UMass Boston’s part-time MBA program is also ranked, at No. 115.

“While all rankings have their inherent limitations, we are  pleased that these most recent data affirm the positive trajectory of the University of Massachusetts Boston as a premier public research university,” said Chancellor Marcelo Suárez-Orozco. “Our students can take pride in receiving an education in programs that meet the highest standards in a context where equity and diversity are highly valued.”

The U.S. News & World Report graduate school rankings, conducted annually, are based on statistics and expert opinions that measure the quality of a school’s faculty, research and students. 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.

Application deadlines for UMass Boston’s graduate programs are on the Graduate Programs website.

To see the full list of rankings, visit the U.S. News & World Report website.

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