Fifteen online master’s degree programs at Missouri University of Science and Technology are ranked among the best in the country in three categories, according to U.S. News and World Report’s 2014 Best Online Programs Rankings.
The U.S. News and World Report rankings were released today (Wednesday, Jan. 8) and are available online at usnews.com. U.S. News plans to include the online program rankings in both the “Best Graduate Schools 2015” and “Best Colleges 2015” guidebooks, which will be published later this year.
Missouri S&T’s online graduate computer information technology programs were tied for eighth overall and tied for fifth among public universities. S&T offers online graduate degrees in computer science and information science and technology.
S&T’s online graduate engineering programs were tied for 17th place overall and ranked 13th among public universities. S&T offers online graduate degree programs in 12 disciplines: aerospace engineering, civil engineering, computer engineering, electrical engineering, engineering management, environmental engineering, explosives engineering, geotechnics, manufacturing engineering, mechanical engineering, mining engineering and systems engineering.
S&T’s online graduate business programs were tied for 70th overall and ranked 50th among public universities. S&T offers an online MBA program.
“At Missouri S&T, we strive to offer programs that meet the needs of today’s professional who seeks to earn an advanced degree,” says Chancellor Cheryl B. Schrader. “Part of meeting those needs is providing exceptional return on investment, and these rankings show that S&T continues to be an excellent investment — in engineering and beyond.”
For the 2014 Best Online Degree Programs rankings, U.S. News compiled a list of public, private and for-profit colleges and universities in the U.S. that offer master’s degree programs online, then collected data from each of those schools. In calculating the rankings, U.S. News officials looked at student engagement, faculty credentials and training, peer reputation, admissions selectivity, and student services and technology.
Missouri S&T began its first online degree program – in engineering management – in 1998. Today S&T offers online graduate degree programs in 17 disciplines. More information about Missouri S&T’s online degree programs is available online at dce.mst.edu.
Congratulations to the faculty members, students, and the administration for this great achievement. Now, S&T needs to focus on improving its standing of its inline (on-campus) programs…it is really high time that this is accomplished. The aim should be to have its major engineering programs among top 25….both grad as well as undergrad.
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