U.S. News ranks three University of Nevada, Reno online graduate programs as top in the country

Nursing, executive MBA and education recognized as “2022 Best Online Programs”

An aerial view of the University of Nevada, Reno campus with the Joe Crowley Student Union and the E. L. Wiegand Fitness Center in focus.

U.S. News ranks three University of Nevada, Reno online graduate programs as top in the country

Nursing, executive MBA and education recognized as “2022 Best Online Programs”

An aerial view of the University of Nevada, Reno campus with the Joe Crowley Student Union and the E. L. Wiegand Fitness Center in focus.

The University of Nevada, Reno’s nursing, executive MBA and education online graduate programs have been ranked as “2022 Best Online Programs” by U.S. News. The rankings highlight programs based on the excellence of incoming students, graduation rates, instructor credentials and efforts to support distance learners.

"It's wonderful to see these graduate programs continue to excel in providing an outstanding educational experience that enables students to be successful in their career goals," David Zeh, dean of the Graduate School, said. "These three Colleges are great examples of the quality and success we strive for across the 80 graduate disciplines offered here at the University of Nevada, Reno."

Ranked No. 57 on the “2022 Best Online Nursing Programs,” the University’s Master of Science in Nursing program prepares registered nurses for advanced practice, educator and leadership positions in health care. Its seven tracks of study are offered online to fit the needs of working nurses.

“Our accomplishments are a true group effort by the track leaders and advisors of each specialty, the faculty teaching within the specialties and me,” Stephanie DeBoor, associate dean of graduate programs for the Orvis School of Nursing, said. “I’m proud of the group, and our students’ success is a direct reflection of everyone’s effort.”

The University’s Online Executive Master of Business Administration program was ranked No. 62 on the “2022 Best Online MBA Programs.” It provides an opportunity for mid-career executives and experienced professionals to obtain a master’s degree in business administration on a flexible schedule.

“Our Online Executive MBA program represents the quality metrics we expect across the breadth of our programs,” Greg Mosier, dean of the College of Business, said. “Undergraduate, masters and Ph.D. programs, resident and online, all benefit from our outstanding faculty and staff providing an educational experience focused on the success of our students.”

The College of Education & Human Development's online education gradute program was ranked No. 90 on the “2022 Best Online Education Programs.” The program has three online degrees in equity & diversity in educationreading, curriculum & instruction and special education

“One goal is to be recognized as a world-class college of education and human development, and ranking is one of the factors that demonstrates that we are being recognized as having quality programs,” Donald Easton-Brooks, dean of the College of Education & Human Development, said. “We hope to continually increase our ranking by developing online programs.”

Jessica Lozada, Reilly Moss, Jesse Stone and Mike Wolterbeek contributed to the reporting for this story.

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