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Seton Hall’s Graduate Programs Make Major Gains in US News Rankings  

academicsU.S. News & World Report's 2018 Best Graduate Schools guide has again ranked Seton Hall's graduate programs among the best in the nation - with the Law, Nursing and part-time MBA programs leading the way. This latest report complements the most recent recognition in the U.S. News graduate rankings for several of the University's health professional and master's of public administration programs.

Seton Hall University School of Law, recently named a Top 50 "Go-To Law School" by the National Law Journal, was ranked at 57th in the nation by U.S. News & World Report this year - rising from 65th last year. The Law School has risen 20 places since the 2010 rankings and, according to U.S. News features the strongest post-graduate employment rate of all law schools in the NYC-Philadelphia Metro area with the exception of Columbia, NYU and Penn. (ranked by U.S. News respectively at 4th, 5th and 6th in the country.

The Law School's Health Law program was ranked at 10th in the nation and has been ranked among the Top 10 by U.S. News & World Report for the past 21 years. The Law School's part-time program, which recently introduced weekend classes for busy professionals, was ranked at 22nd in the nation, up from 34th. In addition to being recognized as one of the best law schools in the nation, Seton Hall also was named a Top 100 school for diversity.

The Stillman School of Business's Part-time MBA program, which caters to busy professionals with evening, online and hybrid classes as well as accelerated degree and graduate certificate programs, was ranked by US News at 57th in the nation, up from 102nd the year before. The Stillman School was also recently named a "Best Business School" in the 2017 edition of The Princeton Review, the tenth consecutive year it has received that honor, and was recommended by The Princeton Review as "one of the best to earn an MBA."

For the College of Nursing, recent changes in the methodology of the U.S. News calculation for graduate nursing programs have positively impacted Seton Hall's rankings. For the first time, Doctor of Nursing Practice programs are ranked as a separate category. Seton Hall's Doctor of Nursing Practice program was ranked 72nd in the nation, while the Master's of Nursing program was ranked at 76th in the nation - up from 157th place last year. 

These latest rankings come in the wake of recognition for Seton Hall's graduate programs in other most recent U.S. News rankings.

The U.S. News & World Report's most recent rankings for graduate health programs were released in 2016. Five of the School of Health and Medical Sciences' graduate programs  made the list. The M.S. in Physician Assistant (PA) program, ranked 27th nationally, is one of the top three Catholic PA programs in the country. The Doctor of Physical Therapy program's ranking has increased steadily over the last four ranking cycles, to 79th nationally. The master's programs in Speech-Language Pathology and Occupational Therapy are New Jersey's top-ranked programs in these fields, at No. 108 and No. 88 nationally. The Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) program is ranked 52nd nationally and continues to be the state's only CAHME-accredited MHA program.

The U.S. News & World Report's most recent rankings for Seton Hall's Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) program were also released in 2016. In those, the overall program rose to #115 from #146 in public affairs and rose from #18 to 17 in the nation for nonprofit management. At 17th, Seton Hall ranked ahead of Johns Hopkins University, the New School, Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Oregon, Duke University, the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Georgia— and is by far the smallest university on the US News list of "Top Schools for Nonprofit Management."

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