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UCLA Engineering online master’s program remains No. 1

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Professor Ertugrul Taciroglu

For the third consecutive year, the online master’s degree program at the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science is ranked No. 1 by U.S. News and World Report.

Students in the Master of Science in Engineering Online program can earn a degree in two years through classes that are delivered completely online by UCLA Engineering faculty.

“The UCLA Engineering online master’s degree program is designed for engineering professionals who seek to advance their skill sets and career opportunities, but require additional flexibility in how they pursue their education,” said Jayathi Murthy, the Ronald and Valerie Sugar Dean of UCLA Engineering. “Our classes are taught by the same faculty who teach on campus, so our program brings UCLA’s excellent engineering education directly to students’ homes, wherever those homes may be.”

UCLA has conferred more than 500 master’s degrees through the online program since it began in 2007. Graduates have gone on to earn leadership roles in government and commercial engineering enterprises, start their own entrepreneurial ventures and pursue advanced research degrees.

More than 60 UCLA Engineering faculty members and lecturers teach in the program, and its enrollment, now at more than 370 students, has grown steadily each year.

In 2017, UCLA Engineering will add engineering reliability and engineering entrepreneurship to the online master’s curriculum, which already includes courses in more than a dozen areas.

To compile the rankings, U.S. News analyzed 94 online programs and graded them on five measures: faculty’s academic credentials; instructional technology and access to academic, career and financial support; student engagement and graduation rates; admissions selectivity; and the programs’ reputation among their peers. UCLA ranked No. 1 or No. 2 in each of the reported statistical categories.

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