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– U.S. News Ranks Nine Mason Online Programs in Top 50 Public Universities

George Mason University maintains its position as a top 50 university in national rankings, with the latest rankings for online master’s degree programs revealing that nine of Mason’s programs are among the top 50 in public universities and eight in the top 50 among all institutions. Noteworthy fields such as nursing, education, business, and programs catering to veterans have secured top rankings.

Peterson Family Health Sciences Hall, the hub of the College of Public Health, houses the top-ranked online graduate nursing program in the Virginia-Maryland-D.C. region, as recognized by U.S. News and World Report. The rankings reflect the quality of Mason’s degree programs, the expertise of its faculty, the caliber of its students, and their ability to excel in demanding academic environments.

Dean Ingrid Guerra-López of the College of Education and Human Development expressed pride in the university’s consistent rise in rankings, attributing it to their dedication to innovation and adaptation to the evolving needs of the workforce.

The strong performance in online rankings aligns with Mason’s core values of accessibility and affordability, appealing to students, professionals seeking career advancement, and individuals in search of flexible learning options. These rankings follow previous successes for Mason, underscoring its commitment to academic excellence.

Mason’s nursing program has made significant strides, ranking 34th nationally and claiming the top spot in the Virginia-Maryland-Washington, D.C. region. The program’s focus on veterans has propelled it to 11th place among public universities and 18th nationally.

Dean Melissa J. Perry of the College of Public Health highlighted Mason’s holistic approach to nursing education, incorporating innovative teaching methods like virtual reality to equip students for future healthcare challenges.

In response to the national shortage of special education teachers, Mason stands out, securing the eighth spot nationally and among public universities. The university’s dedication to veterans’ education is evident, with a 14th place ranking among public institutions. Mason’s education program continues to excel, ranking 40th among public universities and 45th overall.

The Costello College of Business also received accolades, with high rankings in online MBA programs for veterans, reflecting Mason’s commitment to supporting active-duty service members and veterans in their career transitions.

Mason’s education program has significantly contributed to Northern Virginia’s top-tier public school systems, with a substantial number of K-12 administrators and teachers holding degrees or certifications from Mason.

The rankings further highlight Mason’s strengths in various fields, including information technology, engineering, and non-MBA business programs, solidifying its position as a leading institution in higher education.