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April 22, 2020

Adelphi Recognized by U.S. News & World Report and the Guide to Online Schools

by Taylor Damian '14

Four Adelphi University graduate degree programs have landed on the U.S. News & World Report‘s Best Graduate Schools list for 2021. Adelphi’s master’s in nursing, speech language pathology, clinical psychology and audiology programs have all ranked in the top 200, among 2,000 programs in the United States.

The College of Nursing and Public Health’s nursing master’s program has been ranked No. 131, the College of Education and Health Sciences’ speech-language pathology program ranked No. 146, the Gordon F. Derner School of Psychology’s clinical psychology program ranked No. 157, and College of Education and Health Sciences’ Long Island Doctor of Audiology consortium (Adelphi–Hofstra–St. John’s) ranked No. 69.

“It is wonderful to be recognized for the world-class education Adelphi delivers to our students,” said Kristen Capezza, vice president of enrollment management and University communications. “These rankings endorse what we know to be true—personalization and high-impact learning leads to valuable degrees and strong career outcomes. We are proud of our academic programs, faculty, staff, students and alumni and undoubtedly, our University’s overarching commitment to academic excellence.”

Emergency Management Ranked for Both Graduate, Undergraduate Program

For the first time, Adelphi’s emergency management online degree programs have been featured in the top five out of 121 on the Guide to Online Schools’ 2020 Best Online Colleges for Value rankings, for graduate and undergraduate. Adelphi’s Online Bachelor of Science in Emergency Management has ranked No. 3, Online Master of Science in Emergency Management No. 4 and Online Master of Science in Homeland Security also No. 4.

Guide to Online Schools, a product of Optimal, is a free and comprehensive guide that enables students to compare all online colleges in the United States. These rankings are based on a combination of manually researched tuition, accreditation and PayScale salary data.

“We are so pleased to see that the Guide to Online Schools has ranked Adelphi‘s online emergency management programs’ so highly,” said David Williams, clinical assistant professor and director of Adelphi’s emergency management program. “These degrees and certifications focus on [the] practical application of [FEMA’s] All Hazard Emergency Management principles for all disciplines in the whole community. [Our] professionally diverse faculty deliver real-world emergency management experience, preparing [students] for a career in a critically important field.”


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