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Georgia Southern University Business and Nursing Graduate Programs Among Best in Nation

Georgia Southern University Online Degree Programs Ranked Among the Best in Nation by U.S. News & World ReportGeorgia Southern University’s graduate programs in business and nursing have been recognized among the nation’s best in U.S. News & World Report’s 2012 Best Graduate Schoolsrankings that were released today. The 2012 Best Graduate Schools includes essential, detailed statistical information on more than 1,200 programs nationwide.

Georgia Southern’s School of Nursing’s graduate degree program has once again been ranked among the nation’s best. The Family Nurse Practitioner program has been ranked 19th in the country ahead of programs including Emory University, Ohio State University and the University of Virginia. The Master of Science graduate nursing program has been named one of the top 80 programs in the country (tied for 79th) under the Health Disciplines category, besting programs including the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, the University of South Carolina and the University of Central Florida to name a few.

Georgia Southern’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) program is recognized as one of the Top Part-Time MBA Schools by the publication. Tied for 121 out of 295, Georgia Southern has once again been recognized by its peers as offering one of the best programs in the country. According to the magazine, “Part-time MBA programs play a vital role in business education, especially for working people who can’t go full time because of family or financial reasons.” The 2012 ranking is based on a fall 2010 survey of business school deans and MBA program directors throughout the country. Georgia Southern’s MBA program includes classes taught on its main campus, in Savannah, Ga., or online providing numerous options for working students.

“Georgia Southern University has been steadily building its reputation as a leader in graduate education and today offers more than 40 programs on our campus, in Savannah or completely online,” said Brooks Keel, president of Georgia Southern University. “This recognition not only recognizes our graduate programs among the nation’s best, but it will help us as we continue to grow graduate education at Georgia Southern.”

Georgia Southern offers more than 40 different graduate degree programs in a variety of fields including business, education, information technology, nursing, healthcare and more. A growing number of degrees are now being offered completely online.

“The diversity of graduate degree programs coupled with the University’s location in coastal Georgia is attracting a growing number of students from around the world,” said Charles Patterson, vice president for research and dean of the Jack N. Averitt College of Graduate Studies. “We continue to see a steady increase in the number of students who are interested in earning their degree online. The opportunity to earn a respected degree from Georgia Southern anywhere in the world with an Internet connection is attracting a lot of interest from busy professionals and members of the military.”

Prospective students interested in requesting additional information or applying for a graduate degree program at Georgia Southern should  or contact Graduate Admissions at: 912-478-5635.  For more information on online programs, visit:

The publication’s ranking of Georgia Southern’s graduate programs is the second major recognition already this year. Georgia Southern was recently named the fourth most popular university in the country by U.S. News & World Report based on yield, besting the likes of Harvard and Stanford.

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