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Online grad degrees rank in nation's top 20

The Ohio State University College of Engineering is ranked 19th in U.S. News & World Report’s new nationwide assessment of online graduate programs.

The College of Engineering offers two online degrees, a Master of Science in Welding Engineering from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and a Master of Global Engineering Leadership.

US News rankingsThe Department of Materials Science and Engineering began teaching online courses during the 1998-99 academic year. The online welding master’s program launched in 2003. Course activities, materials and interactions are hosted on Carmen, Ohio State’s online learning management system, and CarmenConnect, the university’s version of Adobe Connect.

Launched in summer 2014, the Master of Global Engineering Leadership is a professional degree for practicing engineers who want to enhance their management acumen, leadership skills and technical expertise to succeed in business. The online degree can be completed in 16 to 28 months.

U.S. News ranked schools based on five general categories: student engagement; faculty credentials and training; student services and technology; peer reputation; and admissions selectivity.

Full details of the U.S. News & World Report 2015 Best Online Education Program Rankings and methodologies are available at