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U.S. News Ranks Syracuse iSchool No. 13 for Online Graduate Programs
The full rankings are available on the U.S. News & World Report website.
U.S. News “developed the Best Online Programs rankings to provide students with the tools to identify programs that offer top faculty, positive student engagement and generous support services, all of which are key to productive online learning,” the magazine said in a release.
“We are pleased to receive this recognition for our online graduate programs from U.S. News,” says Susan Corieri, assistant dean for enrollment management at the iSchool. “We believe our programs are strong, and we have been a leader in the field of online learning for 25 years. We continue to grow and adapt our programs and curricula to best fit the changing needs of today’s digital learners.”
“We are pleased to be ranked highly again for the fifth year in this survey, as it continues to be increasingly competitive,” says Victoria Williams, director of online education at the iSchool.
“The iSchool’s online programs attract working professionals who are looking for the flexibility and access to faculty expertise we provide,” notes Williams. “Our online programs also allow us to draw from a pool of high-quality distance faculty members and instructors.”
Online program offerings at the iSchool have the same curriculum and faculty as their corresponding on-campus programs. Faculty are trained in online pedagogy and have direct contact with students enrolled in online courses. With limited immersion requirements, students are able to learn virtually anytime, anywhere, earning their graduate degrees with flexible study schedules. This allows the iSchool to attract some of the best professionals in their related fields and the online classroom becomes an environment that enhances engagement and expands professional networks.
In addition to this latest online program ranking, the iSchool is ranked No. 2 in information systems for library and information schools in U.S. News & World Report’s best graduate schools rankings (2017), and No. 6 for online computer information technology programs for veterans. The iSchool also ranked fourth for school library media, fourth in digital librarianship and fourth overall in the library and information science category.
About Syracuse University
Founded in 1870, Syracuse University is a private international research university dedicated to advancing knowledge and fostering student success through teaching excellence, rigorous scholarship and interdisciplinary research. Comprising 11 academic schools and colleges, the University has a long legacy of excellence in the liberal arts, sciences and professional disciplines that prepares students for the complex challenges and emerging opportunities of a rapidly changing world. Students enjoy the resources of a 270-acre main campus and extended campus venues in major national metropolitan hubs and across three continents. Syracuse’s student body is among the most diverse for an institution of its kind across multiple dimensions, and students typically represent all 50 states and more than 100 countries. Syracuse also has a long legacy of supporting veterans and is home to the nationally recognized Institute for Veterans and Military Families, the first university-based institute in the U.S. focused on addressing the unique needs of veterans and their families.