STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Eight City University of New York (CUNY) graduate schools and programs have been ranked among the 2023 Best Graduate Schools by U.S. News & World Report.
Graduate schools and programs at the College of Staten Island (CSI) in Willowbrook, as well as Baruch College, the CUNY Graduate Center, the CUNY School of Public Health, Hunter College, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and The City College of New York were named as standouts.
Additionally, the CUNY School of Law retained its number one ranking for clinical law education.
“Just as our undergraduate programs have garnered a reputation in national rankings for their quality and affordability, it only stands to follow that our graduate schools are in turn lauded for the same positive attributes in assessments of their master’s and doctoral offerings,” said Chancellor Félix V. Matos Rodríguez in a statement. “While remaining true to our mission as the nation’s unparalleled engine of social mobility, CUNY’s graduate schools are thriving and producing the next generation of leaders in social work, engineering, business, public-interest law, government and an array of other fields.”
The College of Staten Island ranked number 90 for its master’s program in nursing.
The CSI Department of Nursing offers programs leading to the master of science in adult-gerontological health nursing. The master of science (M.S.) degree programs have two options: clinical nurse specialist (CNS) and nurse practitioner (N.P.).
The department also offers two post-master’s advanced certificates in adult-gerontological health nursing. These certificates prepare nurses who have master’s degrees in nursing to meet the requirements for certification as adult-gerontological clinical nurse specialists or primary care nurse practitioners of New York State and the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
Graduate enrollment at CUNY has increased by more than 18% from fall 2017 (25,830 students) to fall 2021 (30,540 students), according to the city university system.
CUNY offers 500 master’s degree programs, 50 doctoral degree programs and 150 advanced certificate programs. The university system awards nearly 10,000 graduate degrees per year.
Here’s a look at the other CUNY programs and schools that are recognized by U.S. News this year.
Zicklin School of Business
- No. 36 for its part-time MBA program — a 10-position jump
- No. 62 for its full-time MBA program — a 15-position jump
- No. 1 for all three of Zicklin’s graduate MBA programs — full-time, part-time (evening) and accounting — among public institutions in New York City and New York State
Austin W. Marxe School of Public and International Affairs
- No. 1 overall among public institutions in New York City.
- No. 21 nationwide for its non-profit management program
- No. 46 for its masters in public administration (MPA) — top 20th percentile — among schools nationwide
CUNY GRADUATE CENTER
- No. 47 for its Ph.D. in mathematics
- No. 58 for its Ph.D. in physics
CUNY SCHOOL OF LAW
- No. 1 for clinical law training
- No. 34 for part-time law
- No. 44 for environmental law
CUNY SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH
- No. 29 for public health programs
- No. 21 overall for Silberman School of Social Work, a four-position jump
JOHN JAY COLLEGE
- No. 11 for its MPA in public affairs — homeland aecurity
- No. 27 for its MPA in public affairs — public management and leadership
THE CITY COLLEGE OF NEW YORK
The Grove School of Engineering
- No. 48 for its masters of engineering (M.E.) in chemical engineering
- No. 74 for its masters in science (M.S.) in biomedical engineering
- No. 89 for its M.E. in mechanical engineering
- No. 107 for its M.E. in civil engineering