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Feb. 7, 2024

MSU's business, education online graduate programs ranked highly by US News

Online programs in business and criminal justice recognized among top 5 for veterans

Michigan State University online graduate programs continue to receive top rankings in the U.S. News & World Report Online Program Rankings 2024 Edition

After returning to the top 10 in the 2023 report, MSU’s online graduate program in the College of Education improved three places to a No. 7 ranking overall and among public institutions.

The program also placed in the top five in the four specific disciplinary areas identified by U.S. News & World Report:

  • No. 1 for curriculum and instruction
  • No. 1 for educational administration and supervision
  • No. 4 for educational and instructional media design
  • No. 5 for special education

“In today’s dynamic educational landscape, online education is a catalyst for accessible learning, breaking barriers and offering flexibility,” said Jerlando Jackson, dean of the MSU College of Education. “The notable improvement of the college’s online rankings underscores the exceptional quality of education that Spartans are experiencing across the globe.”

The Broad College of Business’ online non-MBA graduate program increased two places to No. 4 in the nation and No. 2 among public institutions. This represents the program’s highest-ever ranking. The program also jumped one place to No. 2 in the nation, No. 1 among publics, in online business programs for veterans.

The College of Social Science’s online master’s program in criminal justice is ranked No. 10 in the nation and No. 6 among public universities. The program is also ranked No. 5 among the best criminal justice programs for veterans.

U.S. News & World Report rankings are based on a combination of reputational surveys, data-based metrics and metrics specific to online instruction.

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By: Melody Kindraka

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