Stevens Institute of Technology (Schaefer)

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Distinguishing Characteristics

Graduate program(s)
Computer Engineering Space Systems Engineering
Engineering Management Systems Engineering
Microelectronics and Photonics Systems Security Engineering
Network Information Systems Financial Engineering
Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
Distinguishing characteristics of online program (as submitted by school)

Stevens strongly pushes real-time as well as recorded/asynchronous interaction between instructors and students. A standard that the school recently implemented was that each online course should have at least three real-time events (primarily web conferences) so that students have ample opportunity to speak with their instructors.

School type Private
Terms Semester

Program Offerings

Online master's in engineering degree programs 9
Concentrations offered
Bioengineering/Biomedical Engineering Management
Computer Engineering Engineering Science and Engineering Physics
Computer Science Mechanical

Course Offerings

Credit-granting courses 122


Instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 44 full-time; 53 part-time
Instructional faculty with Ph.D. or terminal degree 82% full-time; 53% part-time
Tenured or tenure-track faculty 19
Average experience teaching online courses 4 years
National Academy of Engineering members 0%
Program fully finances faculty training No
Tech staff supporting faculty 6 full-time; 20 part-time

Class Size

Average class size 11
Maximum class size 30

Integration With Campus

Can earn degree entirely online Yes
Can earn degree entirely abroad N/A
Possible in-person attendance requirements
Orientations No
Group projects/simulations No
Exams No
Classes include campus-based students No
Collaboration among online and campus-based students No face-to-face students
Students enroll as online students No
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 N/A


Graduation rates N/A
Most frequent duration of time for new students to graduate 2.0 years
Program target time to graduate 2 years
Required time to earn degree 6 years

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