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UDM Graduate Schools Earn Top Rankings in 2017 U.S. News Survey

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March 22, 2016

U.S. News & World Report released the list of “2017 Best Graduate Schools,” ranking University of Detroit Mercy’s Nurse Anesthesia program as the 10th best program in the nation, as well as the Graduate Business Management program as the #16 best.

In addition, University of Detroit Mercy was awarded top-tier rankings in the following departments:

  • Best Nursing Schools: Master’s - #85
  • Best Nursing Schools: Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) - #92  
  • Physician Assistant - #81
  • Clinical Psychology - #177

The 2017 edition of the rankings includes admissions information for those aspiring to study law, business, medicine, education, engineering and nursing. For the first time, U.S. News has two separate rankings of nursing schools for Master's programs and a Doctorate of Nursing Practice programs.

Graduate schools are evaluated on criteria such as grade-point averages of incoming students, acceptance rates and employment outcomes of graduates. The rankings methodology varies across disciplines to account for differences in each graduate program. The nursing school rankings, for example, take into account the percentage of faculty members still actively working in hospitals and other medical settings, while business schools are evaluated in part by how corporate recruiters rate MBA programs.

“We are pleased once again to be recognized by U.S. News as one of America’s leading Midwest universities demonstrating UDM’s commitment to providing a quality, values-based education,” said University of Detroit Mercy President Antoine M. Garibaldi, Ph.D.

“This important award reflects our commitment to providing an excellent graduate education for students, best preparing them to be the next generation of leaders in their communities. It is a strong affirmation of the quality and value of the UDM experience for current students and a significant factor for prospective students to consider when choosing a university,” he added.

Since 1877, the University has offered students a value-centered and student-focused approach to learning, empowering them to develop themselves intellectually, professionally, personally, spiritually, ethically and socially. As a University firmly grounded in the Catholic traditions of the Society of Jesus (The Jesuits) and the Sisters of Mercy, UDM’s commitment to a holistic approach to teaching, learning and serving student’ needs is constantly evident, inside and outside the classroom.

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