Top Physical Therapy Programs for Faculty Support

1 University of Indianapolis 9.950
2 University of Wisconsin-Madison 9.750
3 Medical University of South Carolina 9.700
4 Drexel University 9.690
5 MGH Institute of Health Professions 9.650
6 Mayo School of Health Sciences 9.600
7 Western University of Health Sciences 9.500
8 University of Central Florida 9.450
9 Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University 9.333
10 Wayne State University 9.300
11 University of New Mexico-Main Campus 9.250
12 Rutgers University-Camden 9.200
13 Widener University-Main Campus 9.125
14 East Tennessee State University 9.000
15 Columbia University, NY 8.950
16 University of Cincinnati 8.900
17 University of Minnesota Twin Cities 8.833
18 California State University, Fresno 8.750
19 University of South Florida 8.650
20 University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences 8.550
21 Washington University in St. Louis 8.500
22 University of Michigan-Flint 8.450
23 Florida International University 9.400
24 Utica College 8.375
25 The George Washington University 8.250

In addition to rating their respective programs, students often post comments regarding their experiences. One Class of 2015 student earning her graduate degree from Lamar University online wrote: “My career as an international teacher takes me around the world, so being able to get my graduate degree while traveling is a complete blessing.”

Students can continue to review their programs at www.graduateprograms.com and qualify to win a $1,000 scholarship, awarded once per semester. Reviews will be incorporated into upcoming program rankings.

METHODOLOGY

Graduateprograms.com reaches current and recent graduate students through scholarship entries as well as social media platforms. These program rankings cover a period from September 1, 2012 to September 30, 2013. Graduateprograms.com assigns 15 ranking categories to each graduate program at each graduate school. Rankings cover a variety of student topics, such as academic competitiveness, career support, financial aid, and quality of network.

For a given graduate program, rankings are determined by calculating the average score for each program based on the 15 ranking categories. These scores are then compared across all ranked schools for that program and are translated into a final ranking for that graduate program, i.e., business and management. A given graduate program is not ranked until a minimum threshold of graduate student surveys is completed for that graduate program.