U.S. News graduate school rankings: CMSRU #50 nationally for primary care; College of Education #99

U.S. News graduate school rankings: CMSRU #50 nationally for primary care; College of Education #99


Cooper Medical School of Rowan University (CMSRU) is #1 in New Jersey and #50 nationally for primary care medical education according to U.S. News & World Report, which released its annual survey of the nation’s top graduate programs May 11.

The Association of American Medical Colleges projects a steep shortage of primary care physicians in the United States by 2034 and a critical need for them in New Jersey.

“CMSRU takes great pride in its recognition as a leading institution in replenishing the physician workforce in New Jersey and across the nation. We achieve this through our traditional four-year medical school pathway as well as our innovative PC3 program,” said Annette C. Reboli, M.D., dean of CMSRU. 

The PC3 program is a three-year initiative designed for students who choose to pursue careers in primary care early in their medical studies.

U.S. News also ranked CMSRU #110 for research and ranked Rowan-Virtual School of Osteopathic Medicine #108 for primary care education.


Graduate Education

The news magazine also ranked Rowan’s College of Education #99 nationally, a 54-place bump since its 2022-23 issue. The college, Rowan’s first, offers a range of graduate degrees including 12 masters-level programs, a Ph.D. in Education and an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership.

Dr. Gaëtane Jean-Marie, dean of the College of Education, said she was excited by the latest U.S. News rankings.

“We offer a range of high-quality programs taught by research and practitioner scholars,” Jean-Marie said. “Our faculty are experts in their fields of study and engaged in research that impacts schools, families and communities as well as policies and higher education. We continue to transform and enrich the lives of our students.”

The U.S. News Best Graduate Schools issue includes rankings for a variety of programs including business, education, engineering, law, medicine and nursing.

Other Rowan graduate programs that moved up on this year’s list include offerings from the College of Engineering and the Rohrer College of Business.