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UMD Online Engineering Graduate Programs Ranked Top 20 by U.S. News and World Report

The University of Maryland’s A. James Clark School of Engineering has been ranked 20th in U.S. News and World Report’s 2019 Best Online Engineering Programs rankings.

The Master of Engineering and Graduate Certificate in Engineering programs at the Clark School have had an online component since 2003, when the online Fire Protection Engineering program was created. The Clark School’s programs that were ranked for 2019 include eight different academic areas: Bioengineering, Cybersecurity, Electronic Packaging, Fire Protection Engineering, Project Management, Reliability Engineering, Energy Systems Engineering, and Transportation Systems.  

The online courses follow a traditional weekly schedule, and the programs have the same admission requirements and academically rigorous curriculum as the on-campus program. These programs are designed for working engineers and technical professionals who wish to advance their career while balancing work, family, and life.

“We are proud of our online programs and the quality and flexibility they offer our students,” said Dr. George Syrmos, Executive Director of the Office of Advanced Engineering Education, which manages the Clark School’s online graduate programs. “Our students can benefit from the knowledge and expertise of the Clark School’s faculty from anywhere in the world, at their own convenience.”

U.S. News and World Report’s annual Best Online Engineering Program rankings are determined based on data from the following categories: Engagement, Faculty Credentials and Training, Services and Technologies, Student Excellence, and Expert Opinion.



For more information about the Clark School’s online programs, visit To view the complete rankings, visit

January 15, 2019

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“Our students can benefit from the knowledge and expertise of the Clark School’s faculty from anywhere in the world, at their own convenience.”

Dr. George Syrmos

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