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Health Programs Recognized in U.S News Best Grad Schools

Monday, April 22, 2013
Marymount University’s Health Programs Recognized in U.S. News  Best Graduate Schools

Marymount University’s graduate programs in nursing (M.S.N.), physical therapy (D.P.T.), and health care management (M.S.) were among the graduate programs selected for inclusion in the 2014 issue of U.S. News and World Report’s Best Graduate Schools.   

U.S. News annually reviews 1,200 graduate programs in 11 major disciplines. Marymount’s programs met the criteria for inclusion under the health discipline, with rankings based on the results of peer assessment surveys from deans, administrators, and faculty at other accredited health care programs and schools.

Dr. Theresa Cappello, dean of the Malek School of Health Professions, said, “We are proud that Marymount’s nursing and physical therapy programs have been recognized in this prestigious listing, especially since it’s an evaluation by peer institutions.  It’s very gratifying to see Marymount’s high caliber programs grow in respect and reputation. Admission to the Master of Science in Nursing and Doctor of Physical Therapy programs is highly selective, and Marymount graduates are recruited by prestigious health care institutions in the Washington, D.C., area and beyond. “
 
Marymount’s M.S. in Health Care Management, offered through the School of Business Administration (SBA), combines managerial and leadership skills with knowledge of health care issues. SBA Dean James Ryerson, commented, “Marymount ‘s health care management program is well respected in the region, holding top accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME). We are honored that the program has received additional recognition by U.S. News.  There is no hotter field than health care, and the industry is booming with opportunities. At Marymount, our faculty are committed to providing an outstanding program that will prepare the next generation of expert health care leaders.”