MU graduate programs achieve national rankings for first time

Graduate programs at MU achieve national rankings for first time

Three of Marymount University’s graduate programs were nationally ranked this week with the unveiling of the U.S. News & World Report’s 2023 Best Online Programs list. The University’s online Master’s in Business, Master’s in Education and Master’s in Nursing programs all debuted on the list, a first for the institution. This news follows Marymount’s recognition as a Best National University by U.S. News & World Report this past fall, which achieved a key goal in the University’s Strategic Plan.

“Marymount’s inclusion in the Best Online Programs rankings demonstrates the consistent and stellar efforts brought by our faculty and staff to create innovative and transformative graduate degrees that address the most current industry needs in the job market today,” said Dr. Irma Becerra, President of Marymount University. “More than ever, flexibility is an integral part of education. Marymount’s programs strive to enable our students to engage creatively with their classmates and instructors in order to best prepare them for their future careers. In 2023 and beyond, Marymount will compete and thrive on the national level as we best serve our Saints.”

Marymount’s graduate programs in the School of Business offer students a truly customizable opportunity to experience courses in a way that best suits their lifestyle. With countless connections to businesses and organizations in the national capital region, Marymount’s experienced faculty members work directly with students as they pursue internship and full-time job opportunities. Graduate Business programs at Marymount include an online Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) for Business Intelligence, an M.B.A. in Business Administration and dual degrees in Business Administration/Cybersecurity (M.B.A./M.S.) and Business Administration/Information Technology (M.B.A./M.S.). In addition, the School of Business offers an array of graduate certificates, ranging from Hospitality and InnovationHealth Care Management and Organization Development to Digital Marketing and Intrapreneurship.

The University’s Master of Education degree allows students to learn from top faculty while enjoying flexibility, with courses offered at different times of the day as well as in hybrid or fully online settings. This gives students a greater opportunity to balance graduate school with professional and family commitments. Marymount provides a wide variety of Education pathways for students to choose – from Elementary Education, Secondary Education and Special Education to Administration & Supervision and Curriculum & Instruction, these programs all offer hands-on learning through research, internships and community field work. The University also boasts mission-driven partnerships with other academic institutions in the local area and beyond.

Graduate programs in the Malek School of Nursing Professions have continued to grow in popularity over the years, enabling health care professionals to qualify for a variety of careers in the nursing field. Students receive a highly intensive and individualized experience from Marymount faculty while still being able to continue working in their current positions. Fully online M.S.N. and D.N.P programs include a residency experience on Marymount’s campus, based on a curriculum strongly focused on ethics and evidence-based care.