U.S. News Ranks The University of Scranton among Nation’s ‘Best Graduate Schools’

March 11, 2015

U.S. News & World Report ranked several of The University of Scranton’s programs among the nation’s “Best Graduate Schools” in its 2016 guidebook, including its graduate program in nursing.

U.S. News & World Report ranked several of The University of Scranton’s master’s degree programs among America’s “Best Graduate Schools” in its 2016 guidebook. The University’s online graduate program in education ranked No. 13 in the nation. The University’s graduate program in nursing ranked No. 83.

U.S. News also ranked several of the University’s graduate programs on its website, including: rehabilitation counseling (24); healthcare management (42); occupational therapy (69); physical therapy (99); and the University’s part-time, on-campus MBA program (140). Earlier this year, U.S. News ranked the University’s online MBA program No. 74 in the country.

The complete list of graduate school rankings became available online on March 10. A selection of the rankings will be included in the printed version of the guidebook that will be published Tuesday, April 7.

 “Rankings, such as those from U.S. News & World Report, are an indicator of the quality of our programs and the preparedness of our students,” said Debra Pellegrino, Ed.D., dean of the Panuska College of Professional Studies. “In addition, as a Catholic and Jesuit university, we have a clear and compelling mission to prepare men and women for ‘service to others.’ Our outstanding faculty and students are committed to the encouragement of learning, education of the whole person, and the service of faith and the promotion of justice.”

The University offers online a Master of Science degree in the education fields of curriculum and instruction and educational administration (K-12), in addition to a non-degree administration certification program. The University’s education programs are accredited by Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) and the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

The University offers a Master of Science in Nursing degree with specialization in the Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) program, the Adult Health Clinical Nurse Specialist (AH) program, or the Nurse Anesthesia (NA) program. The University also offers master’s degrees for nurses who hold advanced practice certification as Certified Registered Nurse Practitioners (CRNPs), Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) or Certified Nurse Midwives (CNMs). In addition, a post-master’s certificate option is also available for registered nurses (RNs) who already have a master’s degree in nursing from a Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) or a National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) accredited program, and who wish to become family nurse practitioners or nurse anesthetists. The University will offer a doctor of nursing practice (DNP) degree beginning in the fall 2015 semester. The University’s graduate nursing program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

All of the University’s graduate programs hold the highest national accreditation within each discipline.

In undergraduate rankings published by U.S. News & World Report, the University ranked as one of the top 10 “Best Regional Universities in the North” for 21 consecutive years. U.S. News also ranked the University as a “Great School at a Great Price” and as one of the nation’s “Up and Coming” universities.


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