University of Arkansas—​Fayetteville

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Distinguishing Characteristics

Graduate program(s)
Master of Science in Engineering (MSE)
Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (MSEE)
Distinguishing characteristics of online program (as submitted by school)

Students are able to develop a personalized program of study that meets individual educational and professional goals, allowing for a broader program than discipline-specific programs. Classes are offered in accelerated 8-week terms. Students are able to complete the program 100% off-campus; they never have to come to campus.

School type Public
Terms The online programs operate on 8-week sessions within the university semester based calendar.

Program Offerings

Online master's in engineering degree programs 2
Concentrations offered
Aerospace/Aeronautical/Astronautical Engineering Science and Engineering Physics
Civil Environmental/Environmental Health
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Industrial/Manufacturing
Engineering Management Mechanical

Course Offerings

Credit-granting courses 61


Instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 21 full-time; 18 part-time
Instructional faculty with Ph.D. or terminal degree 95% full-time; 28% part-time
Tenured or tenure-track faculty 19
Average experience teaching online courses 5 years
National Academy of Engineering members 0%
Program fully finances faculty training Yes
Tech staff supporting faculty 17 full-time; 0 part-time

Class Size

Average class size 3
Maximum class size 10

Integration With Campus

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