Programs in School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences and School of Nursing among leaders in New England

The MGH Institute of Health Professions continues to receive impressive rankings from U.S. News & World Report, according to the 2025 Best Graduate Schools list released today.

Three programs in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences are ranked in the Top 20 nationally and join two programs in the School of Nursing as being among the top-rated programs in New England. 

The  Doctor of Physical Therapy is tied as the top-ranked program in New England, and tied for 11th nationally out of 246 ranked programs in the country, placing it in the top 4% of all physical therapy programs.

The Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology is 2nd in New England and tied for 9th nationally out of 281 ranked programs. It is in the top 3% of all SLP programs in the country. 

The Entry Level Doctor of Occupational Therapy jumped up seven slots and is now ranked 16th in the country, placing it in the top 6% out of 264 programs. It is tied for 3rd in New England.

“We are exceptionally proud to see these three programs ranked among the best in the country,” said School of Health and Rehabilitative Sciences dean Laura Plummer. “This recognition acknowledges the faculty’s leadership in translational research, their innovation in teaching and learning, , our students' dedication to social justice and improving equity in practice, and our graduates' accomplishments as change agents and leaders in their respective fields.”

The  Master of Science in Nursing is ranked 2nd in Massachusetts and tied for 4th in New England. It jumped up eight positions and is in the top 8% of all MSN programs nationwide.. 

The Doctor of Nursing Practice is ranked 2nd in Massachusetts and tied for 6th in New England. The post-professional program moved up four slots in this year’s rankings and is in the top 18% of all DNP programs.

“We are thrilled to see our graduate programs are ranked among the best nursing programs in the country,” said School of Nursing dean Dr. Kenneth White. “It is a testament our top-notch faculty and the outstanding clinical and leadership contributions of our alumni.”

All programs at the IHP are integrated into its 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.

“I am delighted to see three IHP programs ranked among the nation’s Top 20 in the 2025 Best Grad Schools by U.S. News & World Report,” said Dr. Reamer Bushardt, provost and vice president for academic affairs. “While rankings are not what drive our faculty and staff teams to build the highest quality, student-centered educational programs, this type of external validation is a testament to our team’s commitment to excellence. The U.S. News data is also reflective of increases in national rankings for our Masters and Doctorate nursing programs.”

The MGH Institute, the only degree-granting affiliate of Mass General Brigham, was founded in 1977 by the Massachusetts General Hospital and counts more than 10,000 alumni. Now in its 47th year, it educates the next generation of health care leaders with a focus on quality, equal access, and utilizing inclusiveness in delivering healthcare.

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