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U.S. News Ranks Syracuse iSchool #11 for Online Graduate Programs

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The School of Information Studies (iSchool) at Syracuse University has been ranked No. 11 for best online degree programs for graduate computer information technology by U.S. News and World Report for 2019.

A full list of rankings, released earlier today, is available on the U.S. News and World Report website.

The U.S. News rankings “offer the information needed to identify programs that best suit life and career goals of graduate students, and the top programs not only demonstrate strong academics but also create learning environments that are particularly well-suited to remote students,” the magazine said in a release.

Online master's degree student

At the iSchool, M.S. programs in Applied Data Science, Information Management, and Library and Information Science are offered online.

“We are very pleased to have received this recognition for our online graduate programs from U.S. News,” says Victoria Williams, Director of Online Education at the iSchool. “We believe our programs are strong and we continue to adapt them to best fit the changing needs of today’s digital learners.”

“U.S. News has ranked us highly again for the sixth year in a row for this survey, as it grows to be increasingly competitive,” notes Williams. “Our online offerings attract working professionals who are looking for the flexibility and access to faculty expertise we provide, combined with degree programs that have strong career outcomes associated with them.”

The iSchool's online master's degrees have the same curriculum and faculty as their respective on-campus programs. Faculty are trained in online pedagogy and have direct contact with students enrolled in online courses. With limited immersion requirements offered several times per year, students are able to learn virtually anytime, anywhere, earning their graduate degrees with flexible study schedules. This allows the online classroom to become an environment that enhances engagement and expands professional networks. Online and distance education has been an integral part of the iSchool's history, with the first online courses offered in 1993.

In addition to these latest online program rankings, the iSchool is ranked No. 2 in information systems for library and information schools in U.S. News and World Report’s best graduate schools rankings (2017), and No. 6 for online computer information technology programs for veterans. The iSchool also ranked fourth for school library media, fourth in digital librarianship, and fourth overall in the library and information science category.

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