What Are the Top Online Master's Programs?
Many top-ranked graduate schools offer online master's degree programs in subjects similar to those of their highly regarded traditional programs. This article describes some top schools that offer online master's programs.
Online Master's Programs From Top Graduate Schools
While online master's degree programs themselves are not ranked, many graduate schools ranked highly by U.S. News and World Report, www.usnews.com, offer online master's programs. The three most common subjects for master's degrees are business administration, education and engineering. The schools listed below have graduate programs ranked highly by U.S. News and World Report and offer online master's programs:
- Indiana University - Bloomington
- The University of Wisconsin - Madison
- Georgia Institute of Technology
Online Master's Degree Programs at Indiana University - Bloomington
Indiana University at Bloomington, tied for 22nd in the overall U.S. News and World Report's graduate business program listing, is the highest-ranked school to offer an online degree. The online Master of Business Administration (MBA) program, available through the Kelley School of Business, begins with general business administration skills. Second-year students can choose three electives in a business specialty area that interests them.
Online Master's Degree Programs at the University of Wisconsin - Madison
The 7th-ranked School of Education at University of Wisconsin at Madison offers an online Master of Science for Professional Educators. This program is geared towards individuals already working as teachers and deals with educational psychology. This online master's degree program includes classes on education policy, curriculum design and educational leadership, preparing graduates for advanced careers in education.
Online Master's Degree Program at the Georgia Institute of Technology
The Georgia Institute of Technology, ranked by U.S. News and World Report as the 4th best traditional engineering graduate school, offers several online master's degrees in engineering. The school offers professional engineers the chance to earn a Master of Science degree in such disciplines as environmental, mechanical, industrial or electrical engineering. The School of Electrical and Computer Engineering offers a Master of Science Degree combining those two engineering areas.