UMass Boston’s Graduate Nursing and Education Programs Ranked by U.S. News & World Report

Colleen Locke | March 14, 2017
Students in the College of Education and Human Development present to their fellow class members.

Students in the College of Education and Human Development present to their fellow class members.
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U.S. News & World Report's 2018 edition of Best Graduate Schools, released Tuesday, includes three UMass Boston graduate programs.

Master of Nursing – No. 59
Doctor of Nursing Practice – No. 62
Graduate programs in education – No. 74

Rankings are based on student acceptance rate, program size, number and strength of faculty, and research activity.

"The faculty and staff of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences are pleased that we continue to rank among the top 100 master’s and doctor of nursing practice programs," said Marion Winfrey, interim dean of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences. "As Boston’s only public baccalaureate and higher degree nursing college, we have an obligation to provide the finest possible education to our students, and thereby positively affect the health of the city."

Two College of Education and Human Development students engaged in conversation

"The College of Education and Human Development has many reasons to be proud," said Felicia Wilczenski, interim dean of the College of Education and Human Development. "Our doctoral programs in counseling psychology and school psychology were recently accredited by the American Psychological Association. The teacher education programs also received national recognition and approval by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC). It is an honor to work with the talented and dedicated faculty and staff of CEHD and I am delighted that U.S. News & World Report is acknowledging our accomplishments."

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

About UMass Boston
The University of Massachusetts Boston is deeply rooted in the city's history, yet poised to address the challenges of the future. Recognized for innovative research, metropolitan Boston’s public university offers its diverse student population both an intimate learning environment and the rich experience of a great American city. UMass Boston’s 11 colleges and graduate schools serve nearly 17,000 students while engaging local and global constituents through academic programs, research centers, and public service. To learn more, visit www.umb.edu.

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