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Two Online Master’s Programs Earn Top 10 National Rankings

U.S. News and World Report ranked Texas A&M's engineering and education online master's programs No. 7 and No. 8, respectively.
By Keith Randall, Texas A&M University Division of Marketing & Communications January 14, 2020

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U.S. News and World Report has ranked Texas A&M University’s master’s degree program in engineering at No. 7 nationally and its master’s in education No. 8 in its 2020 Best Online Programs listings.

The rankings, released today, are based on several criteria, including engagement (interaction with instructors and classmates), services and technologies, faculty credentials and other factors.

U.S. News and World Report uses other methods, such as ranking indicators, to assess each program in several categories. A program’s score for each ranking indicator is calculated using data that the program reported to the publication in a statistical survey and a peer reputation survey.

Texas A&M’s master’s education program for veterans is ranked No. 3 by the publication, topped only by the University of Georgia and Penn State University.

U.S. News and World Report also ranks Texas A&M’s master’s program in special education No. 4 nationally, and the university’s online nursing program is ranked No. 11.

These rankings reflect Texas A&M University’s commitment to providing high quality programs for online education,” said Provost and Executive Vice President Carol A. Fierke. “The university is continuing to grow, advance and invest in online education, and we are pleased that these rankings reflect those efforts.”

Media contact: Keith Randall, 979-845-4644,

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