Best Online Graduate Engineering Programs

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There are several academic routes for those earning an online engineering degree to pursue, including civil, software and electrical engineering, among other specializations. Some master’s of engineering programs require students to participate in an internship, and a few require a comprehensive exam. U.S. News evaluated several factors to rank the best online engineering degree programs, including reputation, faculty credentials and student services and technologies. See the methodology »

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