Wright State online graduate programs ranked among best nationally

U.S. News & World Report has named Wright State University’s online graduate programs in engineering, business and nursing as among the best in the nation for 2023.

Rankings are based on instructor engagement with students, student excellence, student services and technology, expert opinion and faculty credentials and training. Scores were calculated using data that the programs reported to U.S. News in a statistical survey and from data collected in a separate peer reputation survey.

Wright State’s ranked programs include the Master of Science in Industrial and Human Factors Engineering program, which is ranked No. 42. The program, which is offered by the in the College of Engineering and Computer Science, is ranked third highest in Ohio ahead of schools such as Ohio University and University of Toledo.

Industrial and systems engineers have their hand in virtually every kind of business, from designing products to getting them to market through the creative application of mathematics, science, business and human factors skills. They analyze, improve and make more efficient complex systems in manufacturing, health care, supply chain and other areas, keeping in mind the role humans play in such systems.

The faculty in the Master of Science in Industrial and Human Factors Engineering program are dedicated to student success and are available evenings and weekends to answer questions and provide less than a 24-hour turnaround. New lecture videos are produced each semester providing a rich student experience.

Because of Wright State’s proximity to Dayton, a technological hub in the region, students are afforded greater opportunities to gain exposure to some of the top experts in the field, working with cutting-edge technology.

“The Industrial and Human Factors Engineering program is very relevant to the region and the nation’s interests, and providing a high-quality online program enhances the opportunities for the students,” said Subhashini Ganapathy, Ph.D., professor and chair of the Department of Biomedical, Industrial and Human Factors Engineering.

U.S. News also ranked the Master of Business Administration program (MBA) in the Raj Soin College of Business No. 132 overall and Best for Veterans at No. 97. Wright State’s Master of Business (non-MBA) Program was ranked at No. 54.

Wright State’s MBA program is constructed around an online learning community to create an atmosphere of collaboration. Students matriculate through the curriculum with minimal face-to-face commitment for the student.

Students can complete the program regardless of their geographic location and at the pace they desire, from one year for those who attend full-time to a maximum of five years.

Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, DHL, FedEx, Amazon, Honda, Speedway, Crown and many other businesses and organizations have sent employees to Wright State’s online graduate business programs. Nearly every midsized firm in the region and many throughout Ohio employ Wright State’s more than 4,000 MBA alumni.

Wright State’s online master of science program with a concentration in nursing was ranked No. 141 nationally. The graduate nursing program has strong community partnerships and an outstanding reputation in the region, fostering excellent clinical placement opportunities.

The online modality of the program enables students to advance their nursing careers while continuing to work as a nurse.

Wright State offers six nurse practitioner (NP) specialty track concentrations in the master’s degree program: Adult-Gerontology Acute Care NP, Family NP, Neonatal NP, Pediatric NP — Acute Care, Pediatric NP — Primary Care and Psychiatric Mental Health NP. In addition, the M.S. program offers a unique concentration in the administration of nursing and health care systems.

The overall national certification rate for the nurse practitioner specialty tracks in 2020 and 2021 was 94%. The Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner track and Family Nurse Practitioner track had an impressive 100% pass rate in 2020 and 2021.

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