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Published: March 30, 2022

UT's Part-time MBA and Master’s in Nursing Named One of the Best by U.S. News & World Report

The University of Tampa Sykes College of Businesspart-time MBA and UT’s master’s degree in nursing were named as two of the best programs in the country in the 2023 edition of “Best Graduate Schools” by U.S. News & World Report.

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UT’s master’s degree in nursing (MSN) program was ranked 118 out of 200 programs nationwide.

To be included in the ranking, schools were required to offer master’s programs accredited by either the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education or the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing. The rankings are based on quality assessment, research activity, faculty resources, student selectivity and master’s program size.

UT has offered the Master of Science in Nursing and four-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing programs for many years. Typically, 100% of UT’s nursing graduates pass the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) on the first try. The pass rate of UT’s MSN nurse practitioner (NP) students taking NP National Certification Exams is typically 98%. The National Certification Exam is required by the State of Florida for licensure as Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN) nurse practitioners.

UT’s additional health science programs include a doctoral degree in nursing practice (DNP), physician assistant medicine, allied health, athletic training, and graduate exercise and nutrition science.

The nursing program is housed in the new 91,000-square-foot Graduate and Health Studies Building, which includes simulation labs, a digital anatomy lab, and all the latest health technology and equipment.

UT’s part-time MBA program was ranked 131, tied with Texas State University, University of Nebraska-Omaha and University of Tennessee-Knoxville.

U.S. News’s graduate business rankings are based on peer and recruiter assessments, student selectivity, acceptance rates and placement success.

Within an 80,000-square-foot facility, the Sykes College of Business offers state-of-the-art resources such as the Huizenga Family Foundation Trading Center and more than 1,300 data ports and Wi-Fi for high-speed access. It is also home to the Center for Ethics, TECO Energy Center for Leadership, Naimoli Institute for Business Strategy, Lowth Entrepreneurship Center, Institute for Sales Excellence and the Florida Directors’ Institute.

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