Two Tech master’s degrees rank among top online programs

Two Louisiana Tech University Master of Science programs have been recognized as top programs in the U.S. by Online Master Degrees, a site that ranks graduate degrees open for distance learners.

The Louisiana Tech College of Engineering and Science’s graduate programs in Engineering and Technology Management and Engineering with a concentration in Industrial Engineering have earned the best rankings for any engineering programs in the state on their respective lists.

The Engineering and Technology Management degree earned the No. 5 rank on the “Top Master’s in Engineering Management Online Programs” list and was one of only two programs in Louisiana to rank. A similar program at the University of New Orleans was ranked 31 in the same list.

The MS Engineering, Industrial Engineering concentration was ranked No. 25 on the organization’s “Top Online Engineering Master’s Degree Programs” list. Like the Engineering and Technology Management program, the Engineering master’s degree with a concentration in Industrial Engineering was one of only two programs in the state to earn a position on its list. The program outranked a similar program at Louisiana State University by more than 10 spots.

The Engineering and Technology Management and Engineering, Industrial Engineering concentration programs provide students with innovative distance learning opportunities, including asynchronous lectures, learning materials presented through the University’s learning management system, Moodle, and proctored exams.

Students in the Engineering and Technology Management program graduate with the skills to understand mathematical, statistical, and risk management analysis and have the option to pursue concentrations in engineering management, technology management, construction, or data science. Curricula within the program offer students opportunities to strengthen their abilities in systems design, engineering management, project management, and financial analysis. Because of these skills, alumni of the program often rise to leadership positions in their fields.

The Industrial Engineering concentration in the Master of Engineering program has been consistently ranked among the top programs in the country, since 2018. The program was selected as a “2018 Best Online College for Value,” a top “Online Masters Best Industrial Engineering Degree Program 2019,” and one of the “2020 Best Online Engineering Degrees.” Students in the program learn how to lead projects from start to finish, including planning projects, using economics to make project decisions, and applying quality control in the field as well as how to best use soft skills like communication and flexibility to create the best products and workspaces.

Applications for Summer and Fall admissions are open. Email Dr. Beth Hegab (bhegab@latech.edu) with questions about the programs.


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