University of Memphis graduate programs ranked among the best in the nation

U.S. News & World Report has ranked four graduate programs at the University of Memphis among the best in the nation.  

The data for rankings in six disciplines come from statistical surveys of nearly 1,900 programs and from reputation surveys sent to more than 13,700 academics and professionals, conducted in the fall of 2014 and early 2015.

The University’s graduate program in Audiology ranked 12th nationally and the graduate program in Speech-Language Pathology 15th.  Both programs fall under the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders, and are repeat victors on the list.  Also a repeat ranking, The Rehabilitation Counseling program in the College of Education, Health and Human Sciences was ranked 21st.

The U of M’s School of Public Health was ranked for the first time, with the Master of Health Administration program placing 48th in the Health Care Management listing.

“This is great recognition of our progress and current journey of going from good to great, and a wonderful prelude to our rollout of the U of M Physician Leadership Institute in September 2015 and the launch of our Executive MHA track in May 2016,” said Dr. Dan Gentry, professor and director of Health Systems Management and Policy in the School of Public Health.

“Being the largest Graduate School in the Mid-South, the University of Memphis is increasingly being seen as the destination school for high quality graduate programs in many different disciplines,” said U of M Provost Karen Weddle-West. “I am proud of this ranking achieved by the MHA program. Given that Memphis has long been a regional medical hub, it is now fitting that our MHA program is ranked among the best in the country.”
 

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Kate Crowder is a freelance writer and veteran educator who has taught for over a decade in public schools. The longtime Memphian and mother of three is frequently found on the stage as musician, actor, or director when not filling her role as contributor and Assistant Editor at High Ground News.
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