For the fourth consecutive year, Michigan State University has moved up in the national rankings for best online master’s degree programs in education. This year, MSU ranked 8th—cracking the top-10 for the first time—according to U.S. News & World Report.
That’s up from 23rd back in 2013. Last year, the college was ranked 11th in the nation.
“Our faculty take great pride in creating and teaching online courses that engage students and produce deep learning,” said Robert E. Floden, dean of the MSU College of Education.
Education is one of several disciplines ranked by U.S. News for online programs each year. This ranking is separate from the overall graduate program rankings done by U.S. News. annually.
The online rankings for education are created based on various factors, including student engagement, faculty credentials and training, student services and technology, peer reputation and admissions selectivity.
Points for each institution on a scale of 0-100 are calculated by aggregating data about students, faculty and practices across online master’s degree programs offered.
The MSU College of Education, which earned a score of 91, currently offers five fully online master’s degree programs:
- Master of Arts in Education (MAED)
- Master of Arts in Educational Technology (MAET)
- Higher, Adult and Lifelong Education (HALE)
- Master of Arts in Teaching and Curriculum (MATC)
- Master of Arts in Special Education (Learning Disabilities or Autism Spectrum Disorders)