Top Physical Therapy Programs for Grad Program Value

1 University of Indianapolis 8.275
2 Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University 7.767
3 University of Wisconsin-Madison 8.850
4 MGH Institute of Health Professions 8.808
5 University of New Mexico-Main Campus 8.167
6 East Tennessee State University 8.733
7 Western University of Health Sciences 7.600
8 Eastern Washington University 8.667
9 Mayo School of Health Sciences 8.567
10 Washington University in St. Louis 7.933
11 Widener University-Main Campus 7.333
12 University of Minnesota Twin Cities 7.967
13 Columbia University, NY 7.789
14 Texas Woman’s University 7.658
15 Wayne State University 7.567
16 University of Cincinnati 8.117
17 University of North Florida 7.714
18 Florida International University 6.483
19 Simmons College 7.783
20 Rutgers University-Camden 7.633
21 The Ohio State University 7.522
22 Stony Brook University, SUNY 7.056
23 Boston University 6.678
24 Massachusetts College Of Pharmacy & Health Sciences 8.450
25 Medical University of South Carolina 7.867

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.