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College ranks in nation’s top 20 for veteran-friendly online master’s degrees

The Ohio State University College of Engineering is ranked 16th nationwide in providing the best online engineering master’s programs for veterans, according to U.S. News & World Report.

In addition, the university is ranked 7th on the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Veterans list.

Both rankings are part of the U.S. News & World Report 2015 Best Online Programs for Veterans assessment of 737 programs that provide veterans with high-quality, flexible online education options across eight categories.

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.

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 online degree programs that were among the top 75 percent of schools in the 2015 Best Online Programs rankings. Programs also had to belong to schools that are certified for the GI Bill and participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program, or to public institutions that charge in-state tuition for all out-of-state veterans. 

Full details of the U.S. News & World Report 2015 Best Online Programs for Veterans rankings and methodologies are available online.