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U.S. News Ranks College of Engineering and Computer Science, iSchool No. 11 for Online Graduate Programs
Online graduate programs offered by Syracuse University’s College of Engineering and Computer Science (ECS) and School of Information Studies (iSchool) have been ranked No. 11 for best information technology programs for 2019 by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Online Programs rankings.
The full rankings, released earlier today, are available on the U.S. News & World Report website.
The U.S. News rankings “offer the information needed to identify programs that best suit life and career goals of graduate students, and the top programs not only demonstrate strong academics but also create learning environments that are particularly well-suited to remote students,” the magazine said in a release.
“We are very pleased to receive this recognition for our online graduate programs from U.S. News,” says Victoria Williams, director of online education at the iSchool. “We believe our programs are strong, and we continue to grow and adapt them to best fit the changing needs of today’s digital learners.”
“The online computing master’s programs offered by the College of Engineering and Computer Science allow students to work full time while developing skills they can immediately apply to careers in tech,” says Jae C. Oh, chair of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and the David G. Edelstein Professor for Broadening Participation. “Our online curricula mirror the close interactions of our on-campus programs and are every bit as rigorous. It is encouraging to see the quality of our programs reflected in these respected rankings.”
Online program offerings at ECS and the iSchool have the same curriculum and faculty as their respective 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 University 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 cybersecurity programs in ECS are ranked No. 1 on Military Times’ rankings (2017, 2018).