Aerial photo of the Case Western Reserve University campus, especially Case Quad and Adelbert Hall, in fall

U.S. News & World Report releases graduate and professional program rankings

Case Western Reserve’s health-related graduate and professional programs continued their prominence in this year’s U.S. News & World Report rankings, with eight specialty programs among the top 15 in the nation, and our medical school still in the top 25.

The Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing placed three programs in the top 10—the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree in administration (5th) and master’s degrees in acute gerontological care (7th) and mental health (8th)—and four more in the top 15—its general DNP (12th) and masters (13th), as well as its masters’ programs in family and primary gerontological care (both 12th).

Meanwhile, the School of Law’s health specialty stood at 11, and the Case School of Engineering’s biomedical engineering program climbed two positions, to 17th

“As reflected in JobsOhio’s $110 million investment in the Cleveland Innovation District earlier this year, Northeast Ohio is a true hub for outstanding health care and research,” Interim President Scott Cowen said. “We are proud of our exceptional programs in these areas, and gratified that this year’s rankings reflect their strengths.”

Other graduate and professional specialties also received high marks, with the international law program rising eight places to 16th, and the Weatherhead School of Management’s part-time Master’s in Business Administration holding its 19th-place ranking from last year.

Both schools climbed slightly in their overall rankings, with law moving from 76th to 72nd, and Weatherhead from 88th to 81st

The School of Medicine slipped one slot, from 24th to 25th, in a year when the magazine changed its methodology for research funding from using only National Institutes of Health funding to all federal support for research. The Case School of Engineering also slipped one position, from 51st to 52nd

The magazine again did not issue rankings in social work this year. In 2019, the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences’ master’s degree program ranked 9th in the nation. U.S. News does not rank dental programs. 

Read more about the rankings.