U.S. News: Fairfield Grad Programs Among Nation's Best
Graduate programs in Fairfield University’s Charles F. Dolan School of Business and the Marion Peckham Egan School of Nursing and Health Studies have been named among the best in the nation according to the annual “Best Graduate Schools” ranking from U.S. News and World Report.
The Egan School’s Masters of Science in Nursing program was named among the Top 100 in the country. Schools’ rankings were determined, in part, by voting from peer institutions, and based on factors such as faculty resources, research activity and awarded grants, and student selectivity.
“Fairfield’s commitment to Nursing and Health Studies is evident not only in the quality of our programs, but also in the quality of our students,” said Meredith Kazer, PhD, APRN, FAAN, dean of the Egan School. “Our nursing students have a 100% post-graduation placement rate and are being sought after by leading hospitals.”
The Dolan School of Business graduate programs in accounting, marketing and finance were once again named among the top the nation. And for the first time, the Information Systems & Operations Management department was named among the Top 20 in the country.
The University’s part-time MBA ranking jumped 29 spots and into the Top 100. The ranking is based on five factors, including peer assessment scores, where peer business school deans and MBA program directors are asked to rate other programs.
“These rankings point to the high quality of our students and also reflect the regard other leading business deans have for the Dolan School,” said Don Gibson, PhD, dean of the Dolan School of Business. “Each year, Dolan’s rankings serve as indicator of Fairfield’s commitment to providing the best business education possible to our students.”
“Our commitment to stellar academics is as strong today as it was 75 years ago when Fairfield was founded,” said Interim President Lynn M. Babington, PhD, RN. “Our faculty, staff and students continuously raise the bar, inspire each other and drive our University towards an even more exciting future.”
Fairfield University's Marion Peckham Egan School of Nursing and Health Studies programs use the latest in medical equipment and small classroom settings to provide a practical and engaging education for its students. The school offers students a strong liberal arts education along with the theory-based knowledge and skills to work in the expanding fields of nursing and healthcare, including new programs in Palliative Care and Midwifery.
The Dolan School of Business offers a variety of strong undergraduate programs to satisfy all business interests, including accounting, finance, information systems & operations management, international business, management and marketing. Business studies reflect the 500-year-old Jesuit tradition of academic rigor and personal reflection, which aims to provide an understanding of the larger ethical, moral, and global context of life and work.