U.S. News ranks UMBC online master’s degree in information systems among top 20 in the nation

In new online degree rankings announced January 10, 2017, U.S. News has again recognized UMBC’s online master’s degree in information systems among the top 20 in the nation. The degree program, through UMBC’s department of information systems, appears on the publication’s 2017 Best Online Computer Information Technology Programs list.

“We continue to be proud of our strong showing in the rankings of online information technology programs,” said Julie Ross, dean of the College of Engineering and Information Technology.

The online master’s program is designed for students who are advancing their education while balancing commitments to careers, family, and military service. Students and faculty in this area often complete research in areas such as health information technology, human-centered computing, data mining, artificial intelligence, and software engineering.

UMBC’s program ranked 19th on the 2017 list, joining other top-20 universities including the University of Southern California, New York University, Boston University, Johns Hopkins University, and Syracuse University. U.S. News also ranked UMBC’s master’s program in information systems in the top 20 in the country in 2016.

Image: UMBC’s IT and Engineering Building. Photo by Marlayna Demond ’11 for UMBC.