College of Education distance programs ranked among top 10 for educational value

Thursday, April 12, 2018


Distance education programs at Mississippi State are once again being recognized for providing exceptional value to students.

In the Best Online Colleges rankings recently released by SR Education Group, Mississippi State is ranked No. 3 in the country for schools offering online doctoral programs and No. 13 nationally for schools offering online master’s degree programs.

Additionally, nine programs are ranked in the top 10 of their respective fields. MSU’s distance MBA program is ranked No. 2 in the country, with online programs in project management, computational engineering and secondary education also earning top five rankings.

“This recognition is a credit to our MSU faculty and staff who are dedicated to providing students with exceptional academic programs in a format that best meets their needs,” said Susan Seal, executive director of the MSU Center for Distance Education. “Our online programs provide the flexibility and outstanding value that is of particular interest to adult learners, while maintaining the high-quality standards that are expected from an MSU program.”

The SR Education group rankings include distance programs in MSU’s James Worth Bagley College of Engineering, College of Education and College of Business. The programs ranked include:

–Master of Business Administration, ranked No. 2

–Master of Business Administration - Project Management, ranked No. 3

–Master of Science in Computational Engineering, ranked No. 4

Master of Science in Secondary Education, ranked No. 5

–Master of Science in Civil Engineering, ranked No. 6

–Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, ranked No. 6

–Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, ranked No. 6

Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, ranked No. 7

–Master of Science in Industrial Engineering, ranked No. 7

Master of Arts in Teaching – Special Education, ranked No. 12

Several programs also were highly ranked for their affordability. MSU is No. 10 in the rankings for most affordable online doctoral degrees.


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