UTA online programs earn top rankings

Intelligent.com ranked UTA’s curriculum and instruction, math education, science education and educational leadership online master’s programs as best in the nation. All are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.

The online master’s degree in public administration, in the College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs, also received a No. 1 national ranking.

UTA’s nationally ranked online master’s programs offer rigorous instruction and the flexibility of an online format that reaches students at all stages of their professional careers.

“We are delighted that our online programs continue to be recognized as among the best in the country,” says Teresa Doughty, dean of UTA’s College of Education. “Our faculty are nationally recognized scholars in their respective fields. We are committed to the continued success and positive impact of our programs, both online and on campus, with the unwavering goal of turning out the highest quality educators.”

Adrian Parr, dean of UTA’s College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs, says the online MPA program is an important part of the college’s overall academic mission of educating and training top-notch graduates to fill key jobs in government, nonprofit organizations, schools, social service agencies and Fortune 500 businesses.

“The success of the MPA program starts with our faculty, who help attract brilliant students,” Parr said. “Our students complete their MPA degrees fully equipped to participate in a variety of public sectors. We are committed to providing them with both a flexible learning format and service learning opportunities. Some of the most exciting aspects of our degree program are the real-world projects students complete with local government and nonprofit organizations.”

Other UTA online programs ranked among the nation’s best by Intelligent.com include the master’s in education, No. 24, and master’s in social work, No. 39.

Intelligent.com’s student-focused comprehensive research guide is based on an assessment of 1,604 accredited colleges and universities. Each program is evaluated based on curriculum quality, graduation rate, reputation and post-graduate employment. The 2020 rankings are calculated through a unique scoring system that includes student engagement, potential return on investment and leading third-party evaluations.