University of Maryland—​College Park (Clark)

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Distinguishing Characteristics

Graduate program(s)
Master of Engineering - Bioengineering Graduate Certificate in Engineering - Bioengineering
Master of Engineering - Energetic Concepts Graduate Certificate in Engineering - Energetic Concepts
Master of Engineering - Fire Protection Engineering Graduate Certificate in Engineering - Fire Protection Engineering
Master of Engineering - Nuclear Engineering Graduate Certificate in Engineering - Nuclear Engineering
Master of Engineering - Project Management Graduate Certificate in Engineering - Project Management
Master of Engineering - Reliability Engineering Graduate Certificate in Engineering - Reliability Engineering
Master of Engineering - Sustainable Energy Engineering Graduate Certificate in Engineering - Sustainable Energy Engineering
Distinguishing characteristics of online program (as submitted by school)

Niche programs that you can't take from most schools - Fire Protection Engineering, Reliability Engineering, Sustainable Energy Engineering, Nuclear Engineering, Bioengineering and Energetics are all high demand programs. Our Project Management program is only engineering school accredited by the Project Management Institute (PMI) in US. Students state that the flexibility in elective courses to customize education to meet career goals from over 90 online courses has been a key attribute.

School type Public
Terms Semester

Program Offerings

Online master's in engineering degree programs 14
Concentrations offered
Engineering Management

Course Offerings

Credit-granting courses 117


Instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 24 full-time; 54 part-time
Instructional faculty with Ph.D. or terminal degree 100% full-time; 81% part-time
Tenured or tenure-track faculty 24
Average experience teaching online courses 5 years
National Academy of Engineering members 10%
Program fully finances faculty training Yes
Tech staff supporting faculty 8 full-time; 20 part-time

Class Size

Average class size 19
Maximum class size 40

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 Encouraged but not mandatory
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 Most


One-year retention rates
One-year retention rates


Graduation rates
Graduation rates
Most frequent duration of time for new students to graduate 2.5 years
Program target time to graduate 2 years
Required time to earn degree 5 years

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