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Christine Thurlow Brenner, an associate professor of public policy and public affairs in the McCormack Graduate School, meets with UMass Boston graduate students.
March 22, 2018

Four UMass Boston programs in U.S. News’s 2019 edition of Best Graduate Schools


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U.S. News & World Report's 2019 edition of Best Graduate Schools included four UMass Boston graduate programs in the top 100

U.S. News & World Report's 2019 edition of Best Graduate Schools, released today, includes four UMass Boston graduate programs in the top 100:

Master of Nursing – No. 66
Doctor of Nursing Practice – No. 73
Master's programs in public affairs – No. 77
Graduate programs in education – No. 95

UMass Boston's part-time MBA program also made the 2019 edition, at No. 204.

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

“The McCormack Graduate School’s rise in the rankings reflects our world-class teaching, driven students, and an ethos of applying rigorous research to solve the world's most pressing problems,” said McCormack Graduate School Dean David W. Cash.

“We are deeply committed to enhancing education and lifelong learning through high quality, socially just, and inclusive teaching, research, and community engagement,” said Joseph Berger, dean of the College of Education and Human Development. “Through research, teaching, and community engagement, our faculty, staff, and students make a significant local, national, and global impact through cutting-edge innovations and strong partnerships. We are proud of our graduates who assume roles of responsibility and leadership in a wide variety of educational settings.”

"Our faculty and staff continue to work diligently to provide our students with the finest possible education," said Linda Thompson, dean of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences. "It is absolutely imperative that we ensure innovative and accessible resources for our students as we help to prepare them for real-world experiences. Being ranked as one of the top 100 master of nursing and doctor of nursing practice programs is a truly an honor and a testament to that mission.”

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