Online program rankings are from US News & World Report
BUFFALO, NY — The online programs offered by the University at Buffalo School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and its School of Nursing have been named among the best by US News & World Report.
In its first year of eligibility, the Master of Engineering Management program ranked 49th out of 104 programs in US News’ Best Online Master of Engineering Programs. The ranking was released on Tuesday.
“To be ranked in the top half of eligible Masters of Engineering programs in our first year of eligibility is a testament to the hard work, dedication and innovative thinking of our faculty and staff,” says Kemper Lewis, PhD. , Dean of the School of Engineering. and applied sciences. “Non-traditional and flexible education programs like this provide working STEM professionals with valuable skills that are in high demand across the workforce.”
The program offers graduate study to engineers who want to “build on their technical skills to more effectively assume leadership roles in their organizations and industries,” says Sabrina Casucci, PhD, associate professor of education in the Department of Industrial Engineering and of Systems, who serves as program director.
Graduates apply best practices and engineering approaches to make strategic decisions and shape policies regarding personnel, finance and operations, she adds.
Other engineering groups, such as the school’s offices in online education, higher education, and research, and communications, as well as the Center for Industrial Efficiency, contribute to the program.
To rank master’s in engineering programs, US News considered five categories: engagement, faculty credentials and training, expert opinion, services and technologies, and student excellence. .
Also ranked is the School of Nursing’s RN to BS program, which ranks 39th out of 361 of the nation’s top online bachelor’s degree programs, according to US News.
The program “builds on the knowledge and experience of registered nurses, preparing them to provide the leadership needed to advance quality of care, patient safety and health services in an evolving health care system. “, according to the RN to BS program website.
To rank bachelor’s degree programs, US considered four categories: engagement, services and technology, faculty credentials and training, and expert opinion.