Five Programs Receive Impressive Marks from U.S. News & World Report

March 17, 2020
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Five graduate programs at MGH Institute of Health Professions received impressive marks in the 2021 Best Graduate Schools list released March 17 by U.S. News & World Report.

Three of the programs are in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, while two programs are in the School of Nursing. All the programs are integrated into the MGH Institute’s renowned interprofessional education and practice curriculum, known as IMPACT Practice, in which students learn from and with each other so they are prepared to work in health care teams that improve patient outcomes.

The Doctor of Physical Therapy remains the top-ranked program in New England, and is 9th out of 217 ranked programs in the country, placing it in the top 4% of all physical therapy programs.

Also maintaining its top rank in New England is the Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology, which is ranked 10th in the country out of 260 ranked programs. It is in the top 4% of all speech-language pathology programs. 

The Doctor of Occupational Therapy, in its first year of eligibility, is ranked 23rd in the country. The OTD, which was the first entry-level doctoral program developed in New England, is in the top 12% out of 193 ranked programs. “We are especially thrilled that our OTD program is ranked so highly the first time it was eligible,” said Dr. Michael Iwama, dean of the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences. “This indicates the confidence of our peers in the early success we have demonstrated in occupational therapy.”

The Master of Science in Nursing, which was among the first direct-entry programs developed in the country, placed in the top 30% of nurse practitioner programs in the United States. 

The Doctor of Nursing Practice is ranked second in Greater Boston. The post-professional program offers advanced-practice nurses a path to expand their knowledge and leadership skills.

“These rankings clearly show that the programs at the MGH Institute continue to be acknowledged as being among the best in the country,” said Dr. Alex Johnson, provost and vice president for academic affairs. “It is the result of the exceptional talent of our faculty, the excellence of our students, and the accomplishments of our graduates that our programs have been recognized for their quality.”


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