Johns Hopkins Engineering's online graduate degree programs continue to be among the country's best, according to the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings.
Overall, the Whiting School's online graduate programs in engineering occupy the No. 12 spot, and its online computer information technology programs maintained their place at No. 2.
In specialty area rankings, the school's programs ranked as follows:
- Civil engineering moved up one space this year to No. 3
- Electrical and computer engineering moved up a spot to No. 4
- Industrial/systems engineering jumped up four spots, landing at No. 4
- Engineering management slipped from No. 1 to No. 4
- Mechanical engineering fell from No. 4 to No. 6
U.S. News' Best Online Engineering Programs includes a review of online and part-time programs such as applied biomedical engineering, applied physics, electrical and computer engineering, engineering management, mechanical engineering, and space systems engineering. The Best Online Information Technology Programs category includes a review of the online and part-time artificial intelligence, computer science, cybersecurity, data science and information systems engineering programs.
U.S. News ranks the nation's best online graduate programs in seven disciplines, as well as the best online bachelor's programs. Rankings are determined by five weighted criteria: student engagement, faculty credentials and training, student services and technology, peer reputation, and admissions selectivity.
Nearly 5,000 students across the world are enrolled in the Whiting School's online and part-time programs.
These rankings reflect not only the school's commitment to online learning, but also its unwavering focus on meeting the education demands of the engineering and technical workforce, according to Dan Horn, associate dean for the Whiting School of Engineering's Engineering for Professionals.
"Technology changes rapidly, and we meet these advancements with an adaptive and modern curriculum that keeps pace with industry's constant innovations and students' high expectations," said Horn. "Since 2001, we've been helping transform careers and preparing working professionals to solve the scientific and technological challenges through our programs."
Instructional designers create courses and curriculum content that are specifically customized and designed for online delivery, which allows for optimal engagement and learning, according to Horn.