January 16, 2019

Johns Hopkins' online graduate information technology program has been ranked the 5th best such program in the nation by U.S. News & World Report for the second consecutive year, and its online graduate engineering programs leapfrogged from last year's 19th spot to its current 14th.

The Best Online Information Technology Programs category includes a review of the online and part-time Computer Science, Cybersecurity, Data Science, and Information Systems Engineering programs, and the Best Online Engineering Programs includes a review of the online and part-time programs in fields ranging from Applied Biomedical Engineering and Electrical and Computer Engineering to Engineering Management, Mechanical Engineering, Space Systems Engineering, and Technical Management.

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.

Engineering for Professionals' ability to hold the fifth place spot as well as move up five places demonstrates a strong commitment to online learning, and a continued focus on innovation and improvement in online courses.

Johns Hopkins Engineering provides novel online courses and programs that focus on emerging, industry-specific topics, giving our students the knowledge they need for a competitive advantage in their careers, according to according to Dan Horn, associate dean for Engineering for Professionals at the Whiting School of Engineering. We are constantly refining our programs and courses to reflect the latest in technologies that students can apply to real-world situations to solve complex problems.

Horn also points out EP courses also stand out from the pack because they are designed exclusively for use in the online environment, and not merely adapted from curriculum intended for classroom use.