Business and Education Graduate Programs Ranked in U.S. News & World Report’s Top 100

School of Education and Tobin buildings
March 29, 2022

In just-released rankings by U.S. News & World Report of the 2023 Best Graduate Schools, the part-time Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program in The Peter J. Tobin College of Business and the graduate Education programs in The School of Education made the top 100 and were noted for their excellence and achievement.

“St. John’s University is proud to have programs included in the top 100 of U.S. News & World Report’s 2023 Best Graduate Schools rankings,” stated Simon G. Møller, Ph.D., Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, University Distinguished Professor, and Provost Endowed Chair.

“External rankings reaffirm what we know internally—that a St. John’s graduate education helps to advance students in their current career or lay the foundation to start a new one.”

The latest 2023 rankings saw The School of Education’s graduate programs jump to #87 (up from #103), and the part-time Master of Business Administration program improve to #95 (from #115). The Best Graduate Schools rankings evaluate programs in a variety of disciplines, including business, education, engineering, law, medicine, and nursing. The rankings in these areas are based on two types of data: expert opinion about program excellence and statistical indicators that measure the quality of a school’s faculty, research, and students.

“As we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, The School of Education has reaffirmed its commitment to preparing education professionals and scholars who advocate for equitable and ethical education and serve as vanguards of powerful and positive changes in the world,” explained Aliya E. Holmes, Ph.D., Interim Dean, The School of Education, and Associate Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction. “Over the last two years, we have integrated a variety of digital tools to enhance the student experience within and beyond the classroom, while revising protocols and curriculum. We are delighted to be recognized within the top 100 graduate education programs.”

By collecting graduate school data annually, U.S. News presents the most current figures on enrollment, job placement, faculty, and other critical quality indicators that help prospective students make informed decisions.

“We are proud to be in the top 100 part-time M.B.A. programs for the first time,” said Norean R. Sharpe, Ph.D., Dean, The Peter J. Tobin College of Business, and Joseph H. and Maria C. Schwartz Distinguished Chair. “This is a testament to the scholarship, commitment to excellence, and hard work of our faculty.”

A part-time M.B.A. is appealing to professionals who are unable to take time off from job responsibilities to earn a degree. The flexible format at the Tobin College provides a workable class schedule and places less of a financial strain on students who choose to have a career while pursuing graduate studies.

Prospective students can learn how St. John’s compares to other institutions and how the rankings are calculated at