U.S. News & World Report released its annual list of Best Online Education Programs, ranking the USC Viterbi School of Engineering’s Distance Education Network (DEN@Viterbi) as the top online graduate computer science program in North America for the second year in a row.
USC Viterbi’s 40-plus other online graduate engineering programs were collectively ranked in the magazine’s top five for the second year in a row.
“We are excited that USC Viterbi is yet again ranked as a leader in online professional graduate education,” said Kelly Goulis, senior associate dean of USC Viterbi graduate and professional programs. “More than ever, engineers are challenged to solve today’s global issues while maintaining their careers, traveling for work and continuing their education. We are proud of our online graduate engineering program for being recognized as one of the highest-quality online educational programs available to today’s professional engineers.”
DEN@Viterbi, a pioneer in distance learning, was established in 1972 and has grown to offer more than 40 online engineering master’s degree programs, graduate certificates and professional courses. The program allows students, such as active military personnel and full-time professionals located abroad and within the United States, to access USC Viterbi’s top-ranked engineering program on their home computer.
The online education platform provides a unique blended classroom model that integrates on- and off-campus students via custom studio classrooms on the USC Viterbi campus. DEN@Viterbi coursework is identical to that for on-campus USC Viterbi students, with the same top faculty and the same high standards for admissions and performance.
U.S. News rankings are based on a variety of factors, including admissions selectivity, reputational surveys of deans and other academic officials, faculty credentials and training, student engagement, and student services and technology.