University of South Florida

The best of USF Health drives steady climb in rankings

Several USF Health graduate programs advanced in the recently released U.S. News & World Report rankings, a continuation of steady improvements for USF Health in national rankings across the past five years.

In the U.S. News & World Report 2020 Best Graduate Schools list released last month, the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine and College of Nursing both moved up in rank, and the College of Public Health maintained its national spot as the top master’s program in Florida. These important accolades highlight advances USF Health has experienced on the national stage, especially over the past five years.

“Our continued push to offer the best education across health professions has earned us continuous improvement in national rankings for a few years now, offering perhaps the strongest validation of our work,” said Charles J. Lockwood, MD, MHCM, senior vice president for USF Health and dean of the Morsani College of Medicine. “We owe our outstanding faculty and teams of dedicated staff our compliments and gratitude for their efforts – from admissions to graduation and job placement – and for the positive ways they have impacted the journeys of each of our students.”

The USF Health programs are among 17 USF graduate programs that ranked among the top 100 nationwide in the latest U.S. News 2020 Best Graduate Schools rankings.

Advances in both the recent rankings of graduate programs and their performance five years ago touch several USF Health programs.

College of Nursing

Master’s and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) programs broke into the top 50 this year.

  • #41 Master’s in Nursing
    • Up from #55 last year.
  • #41 Doctor in Nursing
    • Up from #66 last year.
    • An improvement of 25 spots.
    • Top DNP program in Florida.
  • Over five years:
    • Doctor in Nursing – went from unranked among top 100 listed in 2015 to #41 in 2020.
    • Master’s in Nursing – went from #64 in 2015 to #41 in 2020.

College of Public Health

  • #16 Master’s in Public Health
    • Maintained this spot from last year.
    • Top program in Florida.
  • Over five years:
    • Master’s in Public Health – went from #21 to #16

Morsani College of Medicine

  • #52 Medical School for Research
    • Moved up three spots from last year.
  • Over five years:
    • Medical School for Research – went from #78 to #52


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