Nursing, Education, and Rehabilitation Counseling Included in Publication's Annual Rankings
UMass Boston graduate programs in nursing, education, and rehabilitation counseling have been ranked among the best in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report's “Best Graduate Schools” rankings released today.
U.S. News ranked UMass Boston’s graduate program in nursing No. 41 in the nation. The graduate program in education ranked No. 76, and rehabilitation counseling climbed to No. 24 in the rankings.
"We’ve always known that these programs, and others, are national leaders in their fields,” said UMass Boston Chancellor J. Keith Motley. “I’m pleased that these exemplary programs are increasingly getting the attention they deserve.”
The three programs have all significantly risen in the rankings this year.
Rehabilitation Counseling, one of the graduate programs in the School for Global Inclusion and Social Development, climbed from No. 56 in 2011 to No. 24.
The College of Nursing and Health Sciences’ Master’s in Nursing Program climbed from No. 50 in 2011 to a No. 41 ranking.
“This success is a testimonial to our outstanding students, globally renowned faculty, dedicated student services, devoted administration, and the strong support of our world class public university, the University of Massachusetts Boston,” CNHS Dean Anahid Kulwicki said.
“The college and university continues to make every effort in providing exceptional, accessible, affordable education to our students, supporting them in their transformational academic experience by doing and being the best, and by serving our communities in Boston and beyond as we strive to continue to move up in rank while refining and expanding program offerings,” she said.
The College of Education and Human Development’s graduate education program rose from No. 116 in 2014 to No. 76.
“The release of the U.S. News & World Report ranking indicates that the UMass Boston College of Education and Human Development has a strong presence among impactful colleges of education,” Dean Michael Middleton said. “Although it is important to recognize the limitation of these rankings, the presence of CEHD among high-quality schools of education reflects the hard work and dedication of our faculty and strength of our students.
“I am proud of our innovative academic programs, impactful research, and collaborative efforts with schools,” he said.
The graduate programs that U.S. News ranks annually are evaluated on factors that include standardized test scores of newly enrolled students, employment outcomes for graduates, acceptance rates, and other criteria.
To see the full list of rankings, visit the U.S. News & World Report website.