Three graduate programs at Stanislaus State have been ranked among the best in the country by U.S. News & World Report.
The University’s Master of Social Work program ranked No. 163 among the best schools for advanced studies in social work and the Master of Business Administration program ranked No. 203 for graduate business programs that help students balance professional and school responsibilities. Both were ranked out of nearly 300 programs that qualified. Stan State’s Master of Public Administration ranked No. 219 on the list for Best Public Affairs Programs.
"We are thrilled that three of our graduate programs have been ranked among the best in the country," said Haley Ye, dean of Graduate Studies and Research. “This recognition is a testament to the dedication and hard work of our graduate program directors, faculty, staff and students. We are committed to providing a high-quality education to our students and ensuring that they have the tools they need to succeed in their chosen careers."
U.S. News & World Report’s graduate school ranking methodology leans heavily on the results of peer assessment reviews from deans, directors and department chairs. Other criteria used to determine the rankings include measuring the value students bring with them to their educational experiences and their success rate after graduation. The publication has updated its criteria over the years to provide relevant information to distinguish between regional and national schools.
These rankings add to the recent accolades for Stan State programs. Announced earlier this month, bestaccreditedcolleges.com ranked Stan State’s online Master of Business Administration program No. 19 and the bachelor’s degree program in criminal justice ranked No.20. Additionally, Stan State’s OMBA was ranked in the top 145 online MBA programs of 2023 by The Princeton Review earlier this year.