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U.S. News & World Report 2020: #5 in Best Online Master's in Computer Information Technology Programs; #4 in Best Online Master's in Computer Information Technology Programs for Veterans; #23 in Best Online Master's in Engineering Programs; #15 in Best Online Master's in Engineering Programs for Veterans 


With online learning growing in popularity thanks to its affordability and flexibility, U.S. News & World Report ranked more than 1,600 online degree programs this year, and the results are in!

New York University Tandon School of Engineering’s online master’s programs in Computer Information Technology — encompassing offerings in computer engineering, bioinformatics, and cybersecurity — was ranked #5 in the entire nation, while its online graduate engineering programs as a whole perched firmly within the top-25, at #23. In addition, U.S. News tabulates information about online programs that best serve military veterans and active-duty service members. U.S. News deemed Tandon’s online master’s programs in Computer Information Technology #4 in the nation for veterans and the online graduate engineering programs, as a whole, #15 for veterans.

Breaking elite engineering education out of the classroom

NYU Tandon Online has made it their mission to ensure that elite engineering education is accessible and flexible. Students benefit from unlimited access to lectures and assignments, a 24/7 help desk, and an abundance of engaging, high-quality video, audio, and multimedia course content like live Q&A sessions, chat rooms, virtual labs, and interactive polling. There’s no better recipe for career advancement: a recent survey of online graduates demonstrated 100% job placement within six months of graduation.

Ambitious professionals who don’t fit the typical master’s student mold — and the companies who see their potential — can take advantage of innovative, high-quality, and affordable programs like:

  • One of the world’s most competitive online cybersecurity master’s programs, which leaves graduates ready to step into well-paying roles as product developers, application programmers, analysts, penetration or vulnerability testers, researchers, security architects, and more
  • The first-of-its-kind Cyber Fellows program, which provides a 75% scholarship towards tuition; access to the NYC Cyber Range, a hands-on virtual lab; industry-reviewed curriculum; exclusive events; and access to updated course materials after graduation
  • The groundbreaking online initiative Bridge to Tandon, which offers qualified applicants without previous engineering or tech education a solid foundation that equips them to apply to a selective master’s degree program in Computer Science, Cybersecurity, Bioinformatics, Computer Engineering, or Applied Urban Science and Informatics — all within just a few months and for under $2,000
  • National, global and local partnerships with finance, government, media, and technology leaders who act as mentors, organize site visits, inform course content, participate in job fairs, and much more

Serving those who’ve served

Like all students, military personnel are seeking affordable, accessible, and reputable online offerings, and they stand to gain the most from those that both allow them to take full advantage of federal benefits and that have a large cohort of their military peers enrolled.

NYU Tandon has long been committed to the nation’s veterans, whether that means offering them the option to use the GI Bill to pay for tuition or participating in the Yellow Ribbon Program, which commits Tandon funds that the VA will match, in order to support veteran-earned degrees. In 2020, a record number of military members enrolled in Tandon’s online programs, including 20 in Computer Information Tech alone, and 13 Cyber Fellows in the current cohort hail from various branches of the service.

In addition to academic programs in the classroom or online, NYU Tandon is also home to the Veterans Future Lab (VFL), the city’s first start-up business incubator dedicated to supporting veterans, military personnel, Department of Defense affiliates, and their spouses. 

On the heels of being lauded by U.S. News, even more excitement is brewing for veterans at NYU Tandon: APEX, a year-long VFL incubation program that provides all the resources needed to start and grow high-impact companies, including free housing for qualifying founders, opened applications today for its next cohort.

U.S. News methodology

U.S. News considers a wide variety of factors when calculating their scores, including:

  • Admissions standards
  • Level of student interaction with their professors and classmates
  • Faculty credentials
  • Level of technology and services available to enrollees
  • Program reputation among potential employers and other experts

View the U.S. News and World Report rankings.

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