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Belmont’s Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Part-Time MBA Programs Recognized by U.S. News

Belmont University was recognized this week when U.S. News & World Report released its 2013 rankings of Best Graduate Schools, a tool to help prospective graduate students better understand the graduate school landscape and to identify programs that would be good fits. The rankings highlight the top programs in business, law, medicine, engineering and education, among other specialties.

In the 2013 rankings, Belmont’s Occupational Therapy program jumped from No. 90 last year to No. 58 out of more than 150 universities. Meanwhile, the School of Physical Therapy came in 51st out of nearly 200 other programs, and Belmont’s Massey Graduate School of Business was recognized in the top half of the list of more than 320 ranked part-time MBA programs.

All the health rankings are based solely on the results of peer assessment surveys sent to deans, other administrators, and/or faculty at accredited degree programs or schools in each discipline who were asked to rate the academic quality of programs. Those schools with the highest average scores appear in the rankings.

U.S. News‘s part-time M.B.A. ranking is based on five factors: average peer assessment score, the average GMAT score of part-time M.B.A. students entering in fall 2011, their average undergraduate GPA, work experience and the percentage of the business school’s fall 2011 M.B.A. enrollment that is part time. Each program considered had to meet the conditions of being AACSB-accredited and enrolling at least 20 students in the fall 2011 term.