Clark School's Online Engineering Programs Nationally Ranked Top 20

For the fifth year in a row, the A. James Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland has ranked in the top 20 nationally for online graduate engineering. U.S. News & World Report released rankings today of several online and graduate programs, with the University of Maryland placing #19 among U.S. schools ranked for online graduate engineering.

Offered through Maryland Applied Graduate Engineering (MAGE), the online programs deliver master of engineering degrees of the same high quality as their on-campus counterparts: Bioengineering, Cybersecurity, Fire Protection Engineering, Project Management, Reliability Engineering, Energy Systems Engineering, Software Engineering, and Systems Engineering. These online graduate programs in cutting-edge engineering fields are flexible, addressing the needs of busy adult learners, whose schedules or locations do not allow on-campus study. 

“Through its online master of engineering, MAGE has demonstrated a precedent of delivering excellent graduate engineering programs that meet the demand of the global marketplace,” says Dr. George Syrmos, Assistant Dean for Continuing Education. “Proximity to the many government agencies headquartered in our nation’s capital and the thriving technology corridor of the Washington, D.C. metro area continues to ensure favorable career outcomes for our students and graduates.”

“Engineering gives people a powerful opportunity to create positive change in their communities through the creation and implementation of technology-driven solutions. We’re proud to help people work towards their engineering degrees in a top-ranked online engineering program, giving them access to outstanding peers and leaders in the field. This provides a unique environment to help people achieve their career goals.” said Dean Samuel Graham, Jr.

“We constantly strive to improve our online programs to best serve the engineering community,” says Syrmos. “We recently adapted our Robotics program into an online format to meet growing demand. Furthermore, we are committed to ongoing faculty training in delivering online education, uninterrupted technology and accessibility support for students, and low faculty to student ratios.”

U.S. News rankings for online graduate engineering programs are based on factors including student engagement, faculty credentials, expert opinion of the program, student services and available technologies, and overall student excellence. To view the complete rankings, visit

To learn more about Maryland Engineering’s master of engineering, specifically designed for working engineers and technical professionals, visit

About the A. James Clark School of Engineering

The University of Maryland’s A. James Clark School of Engineering is a premier program, ranked among the top 20 in the world. Located just a few miles from Washington, D.C., the Clark School is at the center of a constellation of high-tech companies and federal laboratories, offering students and faculty access to unique professional opportunities.

Our broad spectrum of academic programs, including the world’s only accredited undergraduate fire protection engineering program, is complemented by a vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem, early hands-on educational experiences, and participation in national and international competitions.

The Clark School is leading research advancements in aerospace, bioengineering, robotics, nanotechnology, disaster resilience, energy and sustainability, and cybersecurity. From the universal product code to satellite radio, SMS text messaging to the implantable insulin pump, our students, faculty, and alumni are engineering life-changing innovations for millions. Learn more at

Published January 24, 2023