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Five College of Health and Human Services Graduate Programs Rank in the Top 100 According to US News & World Report

March 20, 2020   /   by Michelle Thompson

The College of Health and Human Services is pleased to announce that five of the College’s graduate programs are ranked within the top 100 of their discipline, as recognized in the most recent U.S. News & World Report rankings of graduate programs. Two programs, the Master of Health Administration (MHA) and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), rank within the top 50 in their respective discipline.

“Strong, transdisciplinary master’s and doctoral programs help our College, students, faculty, alumni, and community partners advance our mission to improve the health and well-being of all populations. Rankings are recognition of our ongoing commitment to offering the best graduate education,” says Germaine M. Louis, PhD, MS and Dean of the College of Health and Human Services.

Based on 2021 rankings, the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) and DNP programs remain in the top 60 of their discipline, ranking #51 and #40 respectively.

Based on the 2020 rankings, the most recent data available: the MHA maintains its ranking at #33 and the Master of Public Health (MPH), which includes six concentrations, debuted at #78, ranking higher than seven fully accredited standalone schools of public health. The Master of Social Work remains in the top 100 programs, tied with 24 other schools at #96.

CHHS offers twelve graduate degrees, and eight certificate programs. The College is transitioning to become a global college of public health in the near future. The College also offers five undergraduate degrees, including a Bachelor of Science in Community Health, which is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health

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