Online business, doctoral audiology programs earn U.S. News spots


by Janet Smith

 

Two graduate programs at James Madison University have been ranked in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Graduate Schools 2015” guidebook.

Among Best Online Programs, JMU’s business program ties for ninth place with Quinnipiac University in Connecticut and Temple University in Pennsylvania. To rank online business programs, U.S. News surveyed 714 master’s programs at regionally accredited colleges that deliver all classes required entirely online.

Factors considered were success at promoting student engagement, the training and credentials of their faculty, the selectivity of their admissions processes, the services and technologies available to distance learners and the opinions of deans and other academics at peer distance-education programs in their disciplines. JMU’s program earned an overall score of 87 out of a possible 100 points.

JMU’s doctoral program in audiology, which was ranked in 2012, is also included in the 2015 guidebook as tying for 17th place with Arizona State University, Indiana University-Bloomington and the University of Buffalo-SUNY. Each school earned a 3.3 average assessment score out of a possible 5.0.

The guidebook, with full rankings and data, will be available on newsstands April 8.

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March 11, 2014

Published: Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Last Updated: Thursday, October 20, 2016

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