The University of Bridgeport’s School of Engineering has more highly qualified instructors than any other online master’s degree program, according to a new ranking released today by U.S. News and World Report.
The magazine’s honor-roll ranking recognized the online graduate program for “lead[ing] the pack in faculty credentials and training.”
School of Engineering Dean Tarek Sobh, who also is vice president for graduate studies and research at UB, called the distinction “wonderful recognition for the work we’ve done to offer truly distinctive and superlative online engineering education.”
Sobh continued: “They are saying our faculty has the best credentials, which is wonderful. In most schools you’ll find a mix of adjunct and full- and part-time teachers. But from the start, we set out to distinguish ourselves by devoting the best resources possible to our distance-learning programs. The online master’s track is an integral part of the School of Engineering curriculum, not an afterthought.”
UB launched its online master’s degree program in 2003 to accommodate growing demand; many of the hundreds of students in the program are working professionals seeking to stay up-to-date in latest advances while balancing a career, Sobh said.
Ten engineering professors offer e-classes in the program via online videos or Blackboard, a distance-learning technology. Students can earn master’s degree in technology management or computer science within 18 to 30 months.
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