PA, MS in nursing and part-time MBA improve
U.S. News and World Report last week released its 2020 Best Graduate Schools rankings. Several Marquette programs moved up in the rankings, particularly those in health sciences, nursing and business.
The Physician Assistant Studies program in the College of Health Sciences is ranked 26, up from 40 previously.
In the College of Nursing, the Master of Science program moved up to 49 from 82, and the Doctor of Nursing Practice program moved up slightly to 60 from 66.
The Graduate School of Management’s part-time MBA program is now ranked 48, up from 70 the year prior. The Executive MBA held relatively steady at 14 compared with 13 last year, and the graduate program in accounting is ranked 35 (19 previously). Additionally, the graduate programs in finance and supply chain management are ranked 31 and 14, respectively — neither program was ranked last year.
The Opus College of Engineering landed graduate specialty programs in the Top 100: biomedical engineering at 63 (previously 59) and environmental engineering at 67 (from 69). The college was ranked for its graduate programs overall at 118, up from last year’s 127.
The Law School moved up slightly to 91 from last year’s 95. It also has specialty programs in the Top 20: the program in legal writing is ranked 14 (previously 11) and the dispute resolution program is 8 (previously 6). Additionally, the program in intellectual property is in the Top 100, ranked for the first time at 77.
The College of Education’s graduate ranking held relatively steady at 78, compared with 75 last year.
Not all graduate programs are ranked every year by U.S. News. Some — particularly those in the health sciences and science and humanities disciplines — are ranked approximately every three years.
Methodology information by program is available online.