Texas Tech University

Smart Choice Super Scholar

The Texas Tech University Whitacre College of Engineering's online master's degree program in engineering management was ranked No. 17 among the top 50 in the nation, according to the website SuperScholar.org.

The organization's Smart Choice Colleges for Online Engineering Management Degrees rankings were based on a school's academic reputation, flexibility, cost, recognition and return on investment. Only regionally accredited colleges and universities listed in the National Center for Education Statistics were considered for the award.

“Once again, I am very pleased with the continued recognition of our online programs placing us ahead of many top universities like Drexel University, Kansas State University, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Oklahoma State University and University of Michigan,” said Al Sacco, dean of the Whitacre College of Engineering. “This is indeed elite company and is a credit to our faculty and staff at the Whitacre College of Engineering at Texas Tech University.”

The SuperScholar website cited the college's master of science in systems & engineering management for its ability to prepare students for leadership in the industry and a solid understanding of management and financial issues.

The program is offered through the Department of Industrial Engineering and requires 30 credit hours with both thesis and non-thesis options. There are 15 required hours while 15 can be taken from any of the engineering disciplines within the College of Engineering.

According to the website, coursework is completed online with some use of interactive video conferencing, and both part-time and full-time programs are available to meet with student's schedules. Those interested in the program must hold a bachelor's degree in engineering.

For more information on the master of science in system & engineering management program, visit its website.