ASU Engineering climbs in national rankings for excellence in online graduate programs
US News ranks ASU Engineering #11 and three programs in top 10
The Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University continues to set the standard for online engineering education. The Fulton Schools earned a No. 11 overall ranking for best online master’s in engineering programs in the 2024 U.S. News & World Report rankings, showcasing its dedication to providing top-tier education to a global audience.
“Being recognized for our efforts to make industry-desired engineering degrees accessible to learners — no matter their geographic location — and allowing them access to faculty and resources is extremely satisfying,” says Kyle Squires, dean of the Fulton Schools of Engineering and ASU’s senior vice provost of engineering, computing and technology. “While these rankings are an external measure, it is nice when they align with what we know to be true: our faculty’s commitment to excellence for all learners, in-person or remote.”
Internet-based learning technologies are key to enabling students from more than 156 countries to take advantage of the Fulton Schools’ high-quality programming, innovative coursework and adaptive learning environments. Distance learners engage with the same award-winning faculty as in-person students and have access to the resources and curriculum that meet the demands of individual, societal and industry needs.
The Fulton Schools of Engineering earned top 10 rankings in three key specialty areas:
- No. 4, electrical engineering. The online delivery of ASU’s electrical engineering master’s degree program achieved a top five ranking for the fourth consecutive year. Through the program, students gain advanced and specialized training in a variety of in-demand subject areas such as circuit theory, microelectronics, semiconductor technology, nanostructures and energy systems.
- No. 5, engineering management. Through a unique combination of analytical skills, leadership and technical engineering expertise, remote learners in the engineering management program gain the skills to lead engineering and technical projects.
- No. 7, industrial engineering. Industrial engineering online students learn to create solutions that meet the needs of rapid globalization and technological innovation by synthesizing insights from the physical, mathematical and social sciences to design efficient systems. These skills allow graduates to explore and design efficient manufacturing and service environments.
“These subjects are of critical importance for advancing scientific and technological knowledge in the semiconductors and microelectronics domain and we are proud students the world over can access ASU engineering programs that are contributing to what has become both a national and global undertaking,” says Jeff Goss, assistant dean and executive director of Global Outreach and Extended Education at ASU.
In addition to earning high marks in overall engineering and three specialty areas, the Fulton Schools continues to be a sought-after educational training ground for veterans and active-duty military members.
- No. 7, engineering for veterans. With access to academic resources, success advocates and a strong community of veterans — both on campus and online — the Fulton Schools fosters an environment that welcomes and empowers current and former service members to attain academic and personal success as they pursue careers after their military service.
ASU’s online students get individualized guidance from the time they enroll until their graduation. Every distance learner has access to a team of enrollment counselors, financial aid and academic advisers, and success coaches. Career benefits extend beyond graduation, as remote learners retain access to the Fulton Schools Career Center, which offers career coaching, online tutorials and presentations and virtual career fairs to help graduates find opportunities to make an impact in their chosen fields.
U.S. News & World Report computed its rankings from among 115 institutions offering online master’s degrees in engineering. Schools were ranked across multiple categories, including student engagement and access to their professors and instructors, faculty credentials and training, student services and technology, student excellence and expert opinions.
See the complete list of 2024 Best Online Engineering Programs Rankings on the U.S. News & World Report website.