Five Xavier graduate programs are ranked among the best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report

The rankings are being released in April | March 16, 2011

Five of Xavier’s graduate programs are among the best in the nation, according to the 2012 edition of Best Graduate Schools by U.S. News Media Group. Highlights of the rankings are being published in the Best Graduate Schools 2012 edition, available April 5.

The book includes detailed statistical information on more than 1,200 programs nationwide. In addition to featuring new rankings in five of the largest professional graduate school disciplines—business, law, education, engineering and medicine—the 2012 rankings also include updated peer-assessment-only rankings for healthcare management, nursing, nursing-anesthesia, nursing-midwifery, physician assistant, public health, rehabilitation counseling and veterinary medicine.

The Xavier graduate programs noted by the report and their rankings are:
• Health Services Administration, which ranked No. 32 and is also ranked No. 1 in the country for the second time in three years by Modern Healthcare magazine.
• Occupational Therapy, ranked 65.
• Part-time MBA, ranked 82.
• Master of Science in Nursing, ranked 99.
• Clinical Psychology, Xavier’s only doctorate program, ranked 147.

This is the first year that Health Services Administration, Occupational Therapy, Nursing and Clinical Psychology have been noted in the U.S. News & World Report annual rankings.

The Best Graduate Schools 2012 is the first rankings package to be launched on the newly redesigned U.S. News Education website. With a fresh look, the site redesign offers increased usability, interactive search tools and additional resources to help guide users through the graduate school decision and application process. In addition, the site offers the U.S. News Graduate School Compass, which provides a wealth of graduate school information and comparison tools.

More information about the U.S. News’ Best Graduate Schools is available on the U.S. News website. Learn more about the methodology and data research at