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Pitt School of Nursing tops U.S. News & World Report online master’s ranking with a perfect score

  • University News
  • Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business
  • School of Education
  • School of Nursing

Three schools at the University of Pittsburgh ranked among the best in the nation in the 2022 U.S. News & World Report Best Online Program rankings released Jan. 25. The School of Nursing’s Master of Science in Nursing program claimed the No. 1 spot, tied with the University of South Carolina and Ohio State University.

The rankings are based on data reported to U.S. News through statistical and peer assessment surveys that evaluate engagement, faculty credentials and training, expert opinion, services and technologies and student excellence. Pitt’s nursing program received a perfect score.

“The School of Nursing is honored to be ranked No. 1 in online master’s programs, joining our DNP programs, ranked No. 6, and our BSN program, ranked No. 7,” said Jacqueline Dunbar-Jacob, dean and Distinguished Service Professor of Nursing.

The part-time MBA program in the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business also received high marks and jumped an impressive 43 spots in this year’s ranking, landing at No. 16 in the U.S.

“We’re thrilled to have made this remarkable improvement in the U.S. News Online MBA ranking,” said Arjang A. Assad, Henry E. Haller Jr. Dean. “Our placement in the top 20 solidifies that the adaptability and academic rigor of our programs continues to be noticed by prospective students and future employers.”

Finally, the School of Education’s online offerings were ranked No. 34 in the nation, a 24-spot rise from the year before. Pitt Education hosts a variety of online and hybrid programs at the graduate degree and certificate levels. In fall 2021, the school launched a 100% online Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction program designed to support early-career teachers and other educators.

“At the School of Education, we will continue to invest in and expand our online offerings to ensure that our academic programs attend to the growing needs and interests of students,” said Valerie Kinloch, professor and Renée and Richard Goldman Endowed Dean.