UDM graduate programs rank among best according to U.S. News & World Report

April 25, 2023
An aerial photograph of UDM's McNichols Campus.

University of Detroit Mercy graduate programs in Engineering, Business, Law, Health Professions and Liberal Arts & Education were once again ranked among the top in the nation in the 2023-24 U.S. News & World Report’s ‘Best Colleges’ edition.

This is the fourth consecutive year that Detroit Mercy graduate programs have ranked among the nation’s best.

This year, the College of Business Administration’s (CBA) MBA in Management was ranked No. 23 in the nation, up from #25 in 2022-23. It is the ninth consecutive year in a row this program has ranked among the country’s top 25.

The College of Health Professions’ Physician Assistant program also ranked No. 65 this year, up from No. 126 in 2023.

A few other noteworthy rankings include the following.

College of Business Administration

  • Best Business Grad Schools – #86 (previously unranked)

College of Health Professions & McAuley School of Nursing

  • Nursing – Doctor of Nursing Practice – #114 (up from #149 in 2022-23)
  • Nursing – Master’s – #103 (up from #110 in 2022-23)

College of Engineering & Science

  • Civil Engineering Specialties – #151 
  • Electrical Engineering Specialties – #186 
  • Mechanical Engineering Specialties – #183 

Rankings for U.S. law schools will be issued by U.S. News & World Report at a later date.

Donald B. Taylor, president of Detroit Mercy, said this annual recognition from U.S. News & World Report displays the strength of UDM programs and the commitment faculty and staff have toward the success of all students.

“We’re pleased to once again be included in these annual rankings,” Taylor said. “Ultimately, however, we must work harder to achieve even better rankings and provide a greater number of students chances to enroll and successfully complete our graduate and professional programs. To do that, we must do more for our students to ensure their success. It is incumbent on all at Detroit Mercy to make this happen.”

Each year, U.S. News & World Report ranks professional school programs in business, education, engineering, law, medicine and nursing, including specialties in each area. The Best Graduate Schools rankings in these areas are based on two types of data: expert opinion about program excellence and statistical indicators that measure the quality of a school's faculty, research and students.

The data for the rankings in all six disciplines came from statistical surveys of 2,214 programs and from reputation surveys sent to approximately 6,300 academics and 12,690 professionals, conducted in fall 2022 and early 2023. To gather the peer assessment data, U.S. News asked deans, program directors and senior faculty to judge the academic quality of programs in their field on a scale of 1 (marginal) to 5 (outstanding).

For more information about U.S. News & World Report’s ‘Best Graduate’ schools, please visit https://www.usnews.com/best-graduate-schools.