The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio’s programs achieve new national rankings

Outside shot of UT Health San Antonio banners in the courtyard of the Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long Campus.
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio's Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long Campus


Graduate programs at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio’s School of Nursing and School of Health Professions have achieved new national rankings, as announced by U.S. News & World Report’s list of best graduate schools for 2025. The ranking for the Joe. R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine will be available upon the publication of the 2024 Best Medical Schools. A publication date for those rankings has not yet been released.

The School of Nursing’s Doctor of Nursing Practice program is ranked No. 54 out of 157 qualifying schools. “The graduate education for nursing at UT Health San Antonio strives to integrate clinical experiences with the School of Nursing community partners to ensure the learner has a quality education with our local citizens in South Texas,” said School of Nursing Dean Sonya R. Hardin, PhD, RN, APRN, FAAN

The program increased its ranking by 15 spots over last year, placing it in the top 35% nationally. The school is also tied at No. 31 in the Best Bachelor of Science in Nursing Programs category, out of 656 programs, maintaining its national ranking in the top 5% of undergraduate nursing programs.

In the School of Health Professions, the Doctor of Occupational Therapy program ranked 41st, moving into the top 16% of ranked programs and the Doctor of Physical Therapy program is 106th out of 245 programs. In its first year as eligible for the rankings, the Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology program is solidly positioned in the ranking’s top half at No. 136 out of 280 programs nationally.

“We are pleased that our stellar training and education programs at UT Health San Antonio continue to be recognized nationally,” said David Shelledy, PhD, RRT, RPFT, FAARC, FASAHP, dean of the School of Health Professions.

In 2023, U.S. News & World Report ranked the school’s Master of Physician Assistant Studies program 40th out of 211 qualifying programs, putting it within the top 19% of those ranked.

“I am so proud of our world-renowned programs that so effectively prepare health care professionals to provide their service and care not only for San Antonians but for people across all of South Texas,” said Acting President Robert Hromas, MD, FACP. “These rankings are an indication of the exceptional capability of our faculty and a tribute to all staff who work for the health science center.”

The rankings by U.S. News & World Report are based on an evaluation of several indicators of excellence, including research activity, faculty resources, student excellence and qualitative assessments from peers and professionals in each respective field. For more information on these rankings and the methodology, please visit U.S. News & World Report’s website.

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