Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College online graduate programs rank No. 7 in US

January 23, 2023

Arizona State University’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College reached another historical high this year as its online master’s degree programs climbed the rankings in U.S. News & World Report’s 2023 Best Online Graduate Education Programs

Overall, Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College ranked No. 7 — ahead of Michigan State University, University of Kansas and Ohio State University — and three programs ranked in the top two. ASU Teachers College building and sign The Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College on the Tempe campus. Download Full Image

Meredith Toth, assistant dean for digital learning at the college, noted that the excellence of the college’s programs “extends not only to curriculum but also to student support. We've put a lot of effort into making the same outstanding student support services our campus-based students receive available to all our online students." 

Two of the college’s online education programs ranked No. 1, while one came in at No. 2.  

In addition, the college’s programs in autism spectrum disorders and applied behavior analysis received a No. 11 ranking among Online Master’s in Special Education Programs, tied with the University of Virginia, the University of Kentucky and George Mason University.

Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College also ranked No. 7 for Best Online Master’s in Education Programs for Veterans, ahead of Florida State University, North Carolina State and the University of Kansas.

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Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College offers its graduate-level teacher preparation programs in two online formats. Arizona residents can choose between either the asynchronous format delivered via ASU Online or a synchronous format via ASU Sync. Students who reside outside Arizona can take classes asynchronously. In both modalities, students complete professional residencies in person in schools near where they live.

“We are committed to making the excellence and quality of our graduate programs available to as many people as possible,” said Dean Carole Basile.

Written by Anna Cearley-Rivas

New College online psychology ranked No. 4 nationally by US News

January 23, 2023

Arizona State University’s New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences online bachelor’s degree programs in psychology are tied for fourth best in the nation, according to the U.S. News & World Report.

The ranking is a two-spot improvement from last year — in 2022, the programs were tied with the University of Florida at No. 6 for best online psychology bachelor’s degree programs.  Graphic illustration of two overlapping torsos with the heads facing away from each other. ASU’s New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences online bachelor’s degree programs in psychology are the fourth best in the nation, according to the U.S. News & World Report. Download Full Image

“I am delighted that our online psychology program has earned one of the highest national rankings among universities across the country,” said Todd Sandrin, dean of New College and vice provost of ASU's West campus. “At New College, we design degree programs that provide access — for learners at all life and career stages — to opportunities to learn from and conduct real-world research with our frontier-defining faculty.”

“I am incredibly proud of our talented faculty and staff that have made this possible. As our program continues to grow and reach even more students globally, I am optimistic that our ranking will only continue to increase."

New College’s programs in psychology came in ahead of Indiana University, the University of Arizona and Colorado State University, and tied with the City University of New York, Loyola University Chicago and the University of Florida. The rankings are made based on four categories: engagement; services and technologies; expert opinion; and faculty credentials and training.

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New College offers both a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Science in psychology. The Bachelor of Science program has a greater emphasis on math, science and statistics, while the Bachelor of Arts program provides more exposure to a wide variety of psychological concepts. Through both programs, students build foundations in human behavior and cognition while developing an appreciation for the theoretical and practical implications of modern psychology.

In addition to these two programs, New College also offers online Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science and Master of Arts programs in forensic psychology.

As of fall 2022, there were 3,040 students enrolled in the online psychology bachelor's degree programs from 49 states and 19 different countries.

“The online psychology program brings the same strong commitment to faculty quality and student engagement that is apparent in our on-campus version of the same program,” said Scott Barclay, director of the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences. “We know firsthand how it has transformed lives and the career trajectory of our students since its introduction. So, we are not surprised that is increasingly reflected in our national standing among programs in this field.”

Emily Balli

Manager of marketing and communications, New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences