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Creighton ranks No. 8 in the nation for online master’s programs in education

U.S. News & World Report has ranked Creighton University No. 8 in the country for online master’s in education degree programs. Creighton is the only Jesuit, Catholic institution in the top 25 of the more than 300 schools ranked.

“At Creighton University, a private institution, all of the online education classes are recorded and archived so students can access the information on their time,” the report states, adding that 100% of online master’s degree students are already employed when they enroll.

“Creighton’s longstanding reputation for academic excellence and quality education in the Jesuit, Catholic tradition extends to online learning,” the report states. “Creighton online courses incorporate interactivity with the subject matter, as well as with faculty and classmates, and although the format provides flexibility, they are just as rigorous as courses taught exclusively on campus. All Creighton educational programs are designed to help students make a difference in their professions and communities.”

The rankings organization evaluated the education programs on several criteria, including student engagement, services and technologies, faculty credentials and student excellence. The ranked programs were found to “have strong traditional academic foundations based on student-instructor access, graduation rates and instructor credentials,” U.S. News & World Report noted.

“This recognition from U.S. News & World Report bolsters Creighton’s already-great reputation on the national stage,” said Tim Cook, PhD, chair of the Department of Education in the College of Arts and Sciences. “I am especially proud that our department was one of the first to put our curriculum online to better meet the needs of educators around the world.”

Programs were also rated according to the expert opinion of high-ranking academic officials in education. Peer assessment surveys were distributed to deans of education schools with online graduate programs, as well as distance-learning officials at those institutions.

Other Creighton programs also placed highly in several U.S. News & World Report rankings, including Best Online Master’s in Business Programs (No. 31), Best Online MBA Programs (No. 31), Best Online MBA Programs for Veterans (No. 24) and Best Online Bachelor’s Programs (No. 48).

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