Mason’s online IT master’s leads U.S. News ranking surge

Posted: January 9, 2018

For Daniel Garrison, what distinguishes George Mason University’s online applied information technology master’s program is how it continues to reinvent itself.

“One of the things the program has done over the past year is fine-tune itself in terms of the rigor,” said Garrison, director of online education in George Mason’s Volgenau School of Engineering. “So not only what the program offers, but how we deliver it is what has been lifting us.”

The result: the program is tied for 23rd nationally by U.S. News & World Report in its just-released assessment of online master’s programs, a jump of 13 spots from 2017.

Mason’s online systems engineering program, which was unranked last year, is tied for 57th nationally.  The School of Business’ MS in accounting tied for 56th among online non-MBA programs, up seven spots. The College of Education and Human Development’s online programs tied for 115th nationally, up eight spots.

Read the entire article in The George.

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