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SHSU Online Graduate Programs Among the Nation’s Best

Jan. 26, 2022
SHSU Media Contact: Emily Binetti

A woman uses a laptop that has SHSU Online's Blackboard on the screen.Sam Houston State University’s online degree programs have earned national recognition in U.S. News & World Report’s annual rankings. The university’s online graduate programs in criminal justice, information technology, education and business are among the nation’s best, according to the 2022 report.

The new edition ranked more than 1,700 distance education programs. The methodologies are based on factors such as student engagement, faculty credentials, and student services and technology.

“SHSU Online, our SHSU faculty, and our staff continue to strive to meet our students where they are, which for many hard-working, aspiring students, is online after work, between shifts, or without childcare at home,” Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Michael T. Stephenson said. “SHSU is committed to making sure these students who may need a more flexible option, are able to pursue higher education without sacrificing quality of the coursework.”

The College of Criminal Justice placed No. 2 in Best Online Master's in Criminal Justice Programs and No. 2 in Best Online Master's in Criminal Justice Programs for Veterans.

The College of Education placed No. 24 in Best Online Master's in Education Programs and No. 9 in Best Online Master's in Education Programs for Veterans.

The College of Business Administration placed No. 78 in Best Online Master's in Business Programs (Excluding MBA), No. 33 in Best Online Master's in Business Programs for Veterans (Excluding MBA), No. 84 in Best Online MBA Programs, and No. 56 in Best Online MBA Programs for Veterans.

The College of Science & Engineering Technology placed No. 9 in Best Online Master's in Computer Information Technology Programs for Veterans.

With these latest rankings, the university demonstrates a continued commitment to providing flexible, accredited and achievable online education opportunities. As a leader in online education for many years, SHSU offers a wide variety of undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degree programs — many of which are available completely online.

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