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UC ranked one of the best online master’s programs in engineering

University of Cincinnati’s online master’s programs in engineering were recently ranked 37th nationally, according to U.S. News and World Report. The ranking follows a recent report by Master’s Program Guide that ranked UC’s online Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering program 29th in the country.

The University of Cincinnati offers Master of Engineering online degree programs in mechanical engineering and electrical engineering. Both programs are 30 credit hours and can be completed in 18 months.  

“These online programs provide a great opportunity for working professionals who want an advanced degree but don’t have the opportunity to get one because there’s not a university geographically available to them,” says Eugene Rutz, M.S., director of UC’s Master of Engineering programs.

U.S. News and World Report ranked the highest programs based on traditional academic merits, like graduating students within a few years and employing instructors with terminal degrees, as well as the adapting courses and student services for remote learners.

Both of UC’s online engineering programs are 10 courses total, with two courses being offered each semester. Courses are in half-semester fashion, so students only focus on one topic at a time. Since there are no prerequisites or introductory courses, students can enroll in the fall, spring or summer semesters – whatever suits their individual needs. 

“We structured this program to keep things going along quickly for students, while also making it accessible and manageable for them,” says Rutz. 

With more engineers seeking advanced degrees, UC’s online program offers a flexible and well-established opportunity for professionals to advance their careers, no matter where they live. 

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