Drexel University

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Distinguishing Characteristics

Graduate program(s)
MS Engineering Management
MS Electrical Engineering
MS Computer Science
MS Software Engineering
Distinguishing characteristics of online program (as submitted by school)

Drexel's MS Engineering Management was the first graduate Engineering Management degree offered in US. It was also the first MS Engineering Management degree to be offered completely online. At Drexel, both online and face-to-face courses follow the same curriculum with the same faculty. Flexible concentrations and curriculum tracks are available. Online students have the option to pursue a thesis.

School type Private
Terms Quarter

Program Offerings

Online master's in engineering degree programs 4
Concentrations offered
Computer Science
Engineering Management

Course Offerings

Credit-granting courses 80


Instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 20 full-time; 25 part-time
Instructional faculty with Ph.D. or terminal degree 80% full-time; 44% part-time
Tenured or tenure-track faculty 14
Average experience teaching online courses 10 years
National Academy of Engineering members 0%
Program fully finances faculty training Yes
Tech staff supporting faculty 2 full-time; 0 part-time

Class Size

Average class size 14
Maximum class size 50

Integration With Campus

Can earn degree entirely online Yes
Can earn degree entirely abroad Yes
Possible in-person attendance requirements
Orientations No
Group projects/simulations No
Exams No
Classes include campus-based students Yes
Collaboration among online and campus-based students No instructor preference
Students enroll as online students Yes, but can apply to switch course enrollment to campus-based
Credits earned online equal earned on-campus Yes
Faculty who teach online also teach on campus All
Same curricula for online and campus students All


One-year retention rates
One-year retention rates


Graduation rates
Graduation rates
Most frequent duration of time for new students to graduate 4.0 years
Program target time to graduate 4 years
Required time to earn degree 7 years

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