Arizona State University’s Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering lead the nation in the quality of online graduate engineering degree programs available to U.S. military veterans, according to U.S. News & World Report magazine.
In rankings released May 20, the magazine placed the Fulton Schools of Engineering at No. 1 in offering high-quality online engineering graduate programs that help veterans and active-duty military service members cope with the unique challenges they face in pursuing higher education.
More veterans are going to college than at any other time since the post-World War II era, the magazine reports.
In a news release, the U.S. News said the leading programs cited in its rankings offer students both the educational benefits and the flexibility they need to go to school while transitioning from military duty to civilian life, or handling family and work responsibilities while still active in the armed services.
“Our online programs are specifically designed to accommodate the needs of working professionals and engineers who need to pursue their education through a flexible and convenient anytime-anywhere format,” said Jeffrey Goss, executive director of Global Outreach and Extended Education for the Fulton Schools of Engineering.
“We continually strive to develop and expand our resources to provide online students the best technology to aid their studies and the access to faculty that enhances their education experience,” he said.
See details on the Best Online Graduate Engineering Programs for Veterans rankings.
The Fulton Schools of Engineering offers online master’s of engineering degrees in embedded systems, engineering management, modeling and simulation, systems engineering, and quality, reliability and statistical engineering.
The schools also offer an online engineering/MBA dual degree with concentrations in electrical engineering and industrial engineering, online master’s of science degrees in construction management, materials science and engineering and industrial engineering, and an online master’s of science in engineering degrees in electrical engineering and engineering science-software engineering.
In addition, there are online graduate certificate programs in nuclear power generation and the Lean Six Sigma Black Belt management training program.
An online bachelor’s of science degree is offered in engineering management, as well as an online bachelor’s of science in engineering degree in electrical engineering.
ASU was ranked number three overall in the ranking of best online bachelor’s degree programs for veterans. Read more.
All of the schools ranked among the U.S. News & World Report Best Online Programs for Veterans are tied to organizations working to improve the higher education experience for veterans.
The programs are offered by educational institutions certified for the GI Bill and participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program, two federal initiatives that help veterans reduce the cost of school.
The programs are also affiliated with schools that are members of the Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC) Consortium and offer at least one course in the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES) catalog.
By associating with those groups, schools pledge to consider giving academic credit for military training and offer flexibility for online learners taking classes at multiple institutions.
The programs were ranked by considering factors such as affordability, faculty credentials, student services and academic reputation. Only regionally accredited degree-granting programs offering classes that were 100 percent online were considered.
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