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Fulton Schools of Engineering recognized for excellence in online graduate programs

US News ranks 3 ASU engineering programs in top 10 for remote learners


#15 best online master's engineering program

U.S. News ranks No. 15 overall for best online engineering programs with three ASU online engineering specialties among the top 10 in the nation. These rankings reflect the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering’s sustained leadership in engineering education.

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January 23, 2023

The Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University ranks 15th overall for best online engineering graduate programs, according to U.S. News & World Report. 

The recently released rankings for 2023 reflect the Fulton Schools’ sustained leadership in engineering education across a range of fields, particularly through its online and remote-learning modalities. The No. 15 spot puts the Fulton Schools ahead of the University of Maryland — College Park, Cornell University and Virginia Tech.  

“Our students — no matter their geographic location — have access to the faculty, resources and comprehensive programs that make (Fulton Schools) a top choice for learners who want skills and knowledge that lead to a successful career,” says Kyle Squires, dean of the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering and ASU’s vice provost of engineering, computing and technology. “The U.S. News results are an external measure of what our students get to experience every day owing to our faculty’s deep commitment to excellence for both in-person and remote learners.”

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. ASU Online 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. 2 in electrical engineering, ahead of Georgia Tech, Johns Hopkins University and the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. The online delivery of ASU’s electrical engineering master’s degree program achieved a top two ranking for the third 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. 3 in engineering management, ahead of the University of Michigan — Ann Arbor, Texas A&M University — College Station and UCLA. 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. 6 in industrial engineering, ahead of Cornell University, Texas A&M University – College Station and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. 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.

The Fulton Schools of Engineering trains electrical engineers to develop emerging technologies in areas like electromagnetics, signal processing, photonics, renewable energy and power engineering. Learners studying engineering management and industrial engineering gain expertise and complementary training that enable them to understand complex technical problems and improve systems, scale business practices and iterate solutions for rapid technological innovation or changing industry needs.

MORE: US News ranks ASU among best in nation for online programs

“Earning high rankings in the areas of electrical engineering, industrial engineering and engineering management is particularly important now when there is a keen focus on semiconductors and microelectronics,” says Jeff Goss, assistant dean and executive director of Global Outreach and Extended Education at ASU. “These subjects are of critical importance for advancing scientific and technological knowledge in this 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.”

In addition to earning high marks in overall engineering and three specialty areas, the Fulton Schools of Engineering continues to be a sought-after educational training ground for veterans and active-duty military members. U.S. News ranked ASU as No. 10 for best online engineering programs for veterans, ahead of the University of Maryland — College Park, the University of Virginia and Duke University. 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.

Through its digital modalities, Fulton Schools students can earn online stackable credentials toward a graduate degree. With innovation always at the core of its educational offerings, ASU ensures students can look forward to enhanced remote-learning experiences enabled through augmented reality and virtual reality.

ASU Online students benefit from 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 advisors, 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 118 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 2023 Best Online Engineering Programs Rankings on the U.S. News & World Report website.

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