Eastern Michigan University ranked in top 10 in the nation for several degree programs

Clinical research, human resources, various master’s programs highlight a strong showing in higher education resource guide’s rankings of public institution offerings

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YPSILANTI – Eastern Michigan University has been ranked in the top 10 in the nation for multiple degree programs by Intelligent.com, a national resource guide for prospective college and graduate students.

Eastern Michigan University’s Masters in Clinical Research Program was ranked No. 1 in the nation, and two of Eastern’s human resources programs were among the top three in their respective categories. Two education programs, a nutrition program and a graduate program in taxation also made the top 10 in the national listings.

Intelligent.com’s research guide and its rankings are based on an assessment of nearly 2,300 accredited colleges and universities. Each program is evaluated based on curriculum quality, graduation rate, reputation, and post-graduate employment, according to the website.

The 2021 rankings were calculated through a special scoring system that includes student engagement, potential return on investment, and leading third-party evaluations. Intelligent.com says it analyzed thousands of schools with comparable programs on a scale of 0 to 100, with Eastern making it to the final list for 15 degree programs.

The Intelligent.com links to its respective program rankings are shown below, along with a link to the program’s EMU web page.

Master's in Clinical Research Degree Programs – ranked 1st
Clinical Research Program web page

Human Resources Certification Degree Programs - ranked 2nd
Human Resources Certification Degree web page

Human Resources Degree Programs – ranked 3rd
Human Resources Degree programs web page

Master's in Educational Leadership Degree Programs – ranked 7th
Masters in Educational Leadership web page

Master's in Educational Psychology Degree Programs – ranked 8th
Masters in Educational Psychology web page

Nutrition Degree Programs – ranked 9th
Nutrition Degree Programs web page

Master's in Taxation Degree Programs – ranked 10th
Masters in Taxation Degree web page


Many other programs ranked in top 50 nationally

In addition to the top 10 rankings, Eastern’s academic quality was recognized with many other programs scoring in the top 50 nationally. These include:

Master's in Nutrition Degree Programs -- ranked 18th
Masters in Nutrition Degree web page

Master's in Human Resources Degree Programs -- ranked 18th
Master’s in Human Resources web page

MBA in Entrepreneurship Degree Programs – ranked 25th
MBA in Entrepreneurship web page

Master's in Special Education Degree Programs – ranked 34th
Master’s in Special Education web page

Master's in Construction Management Degree Programs – ranked 37th
Master’s in Construction Management web page

Most Affordable Master’s Degree Programs – ranked 39th
Master’s Degree programs web page

Master's in Psychology Degree Programs – ranked 47th
Master’s in Psychology Degree web page

Master's in School Counseling Degree Programs – ranked 47th
Masters in School Counseling web page

About Eastern Michigan University
Founded in 1849, Eastern is the second oldest public university in Michigan. It currently serves more than 16,000 students pursuing undergraduate, graduate, specialist, doctoral and certificate degrees in the arts, sciences and professions. In all, more than 300 majors, minors and concentrations are delivered through the University's Colleges of Arts and Sciences; Business; Education; Engineering and Technology; Health and Human Services; and, its graduate school. EMU is regularly recognized by national publications for its excellence, diversity, and commitment to applied education. For more information about Eastern Michigan University, visit the University's website.

April 21, 2021

Written by:
Geoff Larcom

Geoff Larcom