U.S. News Ranks Four Duquesne Graduate Programs in Nation’s Top 50

Four Duquesne University programs were ranked among the top 50 graduate programs in the nation, with another three in the top 100, according to the U.S. News & World Report's 2017 Best Graduate Schools, which was released today.

Illustrating the quality of a Duquesne education across many disciplines and schools, the University was ranked:

The John F. Donahue Graduate School of Business

  • No. 130, part-time MBA program
  • Notable: The program's ranking made the greatest leap among any of the graduate offerings at Duquesne, up 15 slots from last year. The rankings considered 219 programs.

"This jump in our part-time MBA ranking is most gratifying and underscores both the quality of our students and the growing recognition our program is enjoying," said Dr. Dean McFarlin, dean of the business school. "All of this is ultimately a testament to hard work being done by our faculty and staff to attract students and provide an outstanding education. And looking ahead, we will continue to evolve our part-time MBA program to meet the needs of 21st century organizations."

The School of Law

  • No. 15, legal writing programs
  • No. 44, part-time law programs
  • No. 111 overall
  • Notable: For the fourth year, the law school rose in the national rankings. Its newest ranking among 149 institutions is seven spots higher than last year's. 

"This impressive ranking by U.S. News-the highest in our history-reflects the fact that our peers in legal education recognize Duquesne's continued rise as a top law school in the United States," said Ken Gormley, former law dean and president-elect of Duquesne.

Other rankings are:

The John G. Rangos School of Health Sciences

  • No. 44, occupational therapy
  • No. 64, physical therapy
  • No. 69, speech pathology
  • Notable: For many of the health sciences programs, the last time U.S. News ranked these degree areas was before 2014.

The School of Pharmacy

  • No. 47 overall

The School of Nursing

  • No. 85 overall
  • Notable: The School of Nursing's Doctor of Nursing Practice program was listed for the first time.

The School of Education

  • No. 153 overall

The McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts

  • No. 165, clinical psychology
  • Notable: U.S. News last ranked this program four years ago.

Duquesne University

Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic universities for its award-winning faculty and tradition of academic excellence. Duquesne, a campus of nearly 9,500 graduate and undergraduate students, has been nationally recognized for its academic programs, community service and commitment to sustainability. Follow Duquesne University on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.