ATLANTA — Three graduate programs at Georgia State University have been ranked among the best online programs in the country by U.S. News & World Report.
The U.S. News 2023 Best Online Programs rankings assessed more than 1,800 graduate and undergraduate programs offered online by regionally accredited institutions — the highest number of degree programs evaluated in the online rankings’ 11-year history.
Georgia State’s College of Education & Human Development was recognized with two highly placed rankings: a tie at No. 19 in the category of Best Online Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction Programs and a tie at No. 69 in the Best Online Master’s in Education Programs category.
In the Curriculum and Instruction category, Georgia State was ranked alongside Purdue University-West Lafayette, North Carolina State, The University of Texas at Arlington, the University of Kansas and Virginia Commonwealth University.
The Andrew Young School of Policy Studies’ Master of Interdisciplinary Studies in Criminal Justice Administration tied for No. 27 in the Best Online Master’s in Criminal Justice category.
“Students who choose to advance their knowledge and careers through our interdisciplinary online M.I.S. in Criminal Justice Administration are taught by the same outstanding faculty who teach on campus,” said Ann-Margaret Esnard, interim dean of the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies. “We’re not surprised our program continues to rank so highly among its online peers.”
In evaluating online graduate programs, U.S. News weighed levels of student-faculty engagement, the training and credentials of program faculty, and the services and technologies available to students, among other factors.
“Our online programs exemplify best practices for student engagement,” said Paul A. Alberto, Regents’ Professor and dean of the College of Education & Human Development. “We also maintain the same high-quality instruction that is found in our on-campus programs. These elements help to set us apart from other online programs nationally.”