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Points of Pride

Nationally Recognized

The University of Scranton is committed to providing excellent and rigorous graduate education through programs that will prepare you for careers. Students focus on their fields of specialization under the guidance of our top-notch faculty and benefit from our state-of-the-art technology and other resources.

Many of our graduate programs are nationally recognized for their quality and affordability:

  • U.S. News & World Report’sBest Colleges” has ranked The University of Scranton among the 10 top master's universities in the North for 30 consecutive years. In the most recent edition, Scranton was No. 5.
  • In U.S. News & World Report's 2024-2025 edition of "Best Graduate Schools," three of Scranton's MBA specialties were ranked among the best in the nation: accounting (No. 19), business analytics (No. 24), and finance (No. 28).
  • Our MBA program was ranked among the top 15 in the nation for general management by Entrepreneur magazine and The Princeton Review.
  • Our master’s in health administration (MHA) program ranked No. 1 in the nation for full-time enrolled students in a list published by Modern Healthcare, a health care business weekly magazine, and our online MHA program was ranked No. 2 in the nation by College Choice.
  • In its 2024-2025 “Best Graduate Schools" guidebook, U.S. News & World Report ranked several of The University of Scranton’s master’s degree programs among the best in the nation:
    Occupational Therapy (53)
    Nurse Anesthesia (93)
    MBA - Part-Time (110)
    Physical Therapy (164)
  • Scranton's online Master's in Accountancy program is one of the top such programs in the United States.
    • Fortune magazine ranked it No. 9 in the nation in its inaugural Best Master's in Accounting Programs for 2023.
    • ranked the degree No. 4 in the nation in 2024.
    • Best Colleges, an independent online higher education resource, ranked it No. 1 in the nation in 2017.
  • Listed among Top 15 online Master of Accountancy programs with the Best CPA Exam First-Time Pass Rates by
  • Our Master's in Accountancy program was ranked #3 in the Nation for 2022 Best Value Master's Degree Colleges for Accountancy by
  • Our online MBA specializations continue to garner top accolades.
    • Forbes ranked our online MBA in international business one of the top four in the nation for 2024.
    • ranked our online MBA in healthcare management No. 13 nationally in 2024.
  • Our online master's in health informatics continues to rank among the top in the United States.
    • Forbes ranked the program No. 6 in the nation in 2024.
    • Best Colleges ranked the program No. 7 in the nation in 2023.
  • U.S. News & World Report’s  2024 "Best Online Programs" ranked the University’s online master's degree in business (excluding MBA) at No. 52 and its online MBA program at No. 120 in the nation.
  • In 2023, U.S. News also ranked Scranton at No. 72 in the country for “Best Online MBA Programs for Veterans.”
  • U.S. News ranked Scranton 124th in the nation for "Best Nursing Schools: Master's" and 130th for "Best Nursing Schools: Doctor of Nursing Practice."
  • Washington Monthly ranked Scranton No. 47 among master's universities in the nation for our graduates' contribution to social mobility, research and service.
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