Clark School's Online Engineering Programs Now Ranked in Top 15 Nationally

U.S. News and World Report Best Online Grad Engineering Program

The A. James Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland rose to No. 15 (from No. 18 in 2020 and No. 20 in 2019) among online engineering programs in the U.S., according to rankings released today by U.S. News & World Report. In addition, the Clark School ranked No. 16 among online engineering graduate programs for veterans.

Offered through Maryland Applied Graduate Engineering (MAGE), the programs deliver seven online master of engineering and graduate certificate in engineering degrees of the same high quality as their on-campus counterparts: Bioengineering, Cybersecurity, Electronic Packaging, Fire Protection Engineering, Project Management, Reliability Engineering, and Energy Systems Engineering.

A growing domestic and international student body reflects an increased demand around the world for advanced, applied graduate engineering education delivered through distance learning technology. George Syrmos, Assistant Dean for Continuing Education, says high-quality, flexible online programs are particularly attractive to today’s working engineering professionals.

“For more than 25 years, we have adapted our online engineering graduate programs to the evolving needs of adult learners—and of the global marketplace,” says Syrmos. “New and niche programs, along with support from leading Clark School faculty, provide our students with the expertise to advance their careers and move the engineering industry forward.”

A leader in engineering education in the metro-Washington, D.C., area, the Clark School's proximity to our nation’s capital and thriving technology corridor opens doors to career connections not available to other online programs. MAGE's online programs are designed to be flexible and address the needs of busy adult learners, whose schedules or locations do not allow on-campus study, but who don’t want to compromise on quality.

“Society’s most pressing challenges - from stopping the spread of COVID to fighting climate change - all require an understanding of engineering. It’s one reason we believe engineers are builders of the modern world. We’re proud to have online engineering graduate programs of MAGE’s quality at the Clark School. They play a large part in meeting the world’s increasing demand for engineering talent.”

Clark School Interim Dean Robert Briber

“Society’s most pressing challenges - from stopping the spread of COVID to fighting climate change - all require an understanding of engineering. It’s one reason we believe engineers are builders of the modern world,” Clark School Interim Dean Robert Briber said. “We’re proud to have online engineering graduate programs of MAGE’s quality at the Clark School. They play a large part in meeting the world’s increasing demand for engineering talent.”

U.S. News rankings for online graduate 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 https://www.usnews.com/education/online-education/engineering/rankings.

In 2021, the Clark School also climbed in the U.S. News undergraduate and graduate engineering program rankings (https://eng.umd.edu/rankings). To learn more about the U.S. News and World Report Online Graduate Program rankings, visit https://www.usnews.com/education/online-education/university-of-maryland-college-park-OENG0187/engineering. For more information about the Clark School’s online programs, visit mage.umd.edu.

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 eng.umd.edu.

 

Published January 26, 2021