Online Master of Science in Engineering Degree Ranked as No. 4 in Nation

The online master's degree in engineering offered by the University of Arkansas College of Engineering has been found to offer one of the best values in online graduate engineering education by GetEducated.com. This website ranks the University of Arkansas MSE program as No. 4, based on an independent review and a national survey.

The Master of Science in Engineering program has been offering online degrees since 2009. It is a fully-accredited program taught by graduate faculty from the College of Engineering. This program is designed for students who want to further their education in a variety of engineering topics, and its graduates are well-prepared for a career in engineering and management of engineering systems, processes and organizations.

This is the second time the program has been recognized by a national organization. In January, U.S. News and World Report ranked the program 25th out of 66 online graduate engineering programs.

"We are very pleased with this recognition," said Ed Pohl, associate professor of industrial engineering and director of the online Master of Science in Engineering program. "The College of Engineering strives to make this degree affordable and accessible to as many students as possible, and the GetEducated.com ranking will help us spread the word about this quality educational opportunity."

John English, dean of the College of Engineering, said, "I'd like to extend my congratulations to Dr. Pohl and his staff, who have worked so hard to make this program what it is. I'm proud that, through this online degree, our college can provide an educational opportunity that many students might not be able to get otherwise."

The Master of Science in Engineering program is open to students with a bachelor's degree in any engineering field and incorporates classes from the traditional master of science degrees in biological, chemical, civil, computer systems, electrical, environmental, industrial, mechanical and transportation engineering, as well as operations management.

Release date: 7/17/2013