VCU Engineering’s online master’s program in mechanical and nuclear engineering is one of the best values for online education in the nation according to Best Value Schools (BVS). BVS is an online resource that ranks university programs according to quality, affordability and return on investment.
VCU’s master’s program was ranked number five on the list of the top 15.
For its rankings, BVS uses a weighted methodology that aggregates publicly available data including U.S. News and World Report scores, tuition rates, return on investment in terms of salary, graduation rates and cohort default rates.
VCU Engineering’s faculty members are making robust research contributions in areas including reactor design, advanced materials, fuel cycle technology, nuclear security and nonproliferation.
The college’s online M.S. is closely aligned with its on-campus master’s program in mechanical and nuclear engineering, thanks in part to its synchronous instruction model, which has students learning from professors in real time.
It also offers a wide range of course options, student advising and a low student-to-instructor ratio.
“Our program, with its unique hybrid mechanical and nuclear options, is an attractive opportunity for working professionals,” said Karla Mossi, Ph.D., professor and director of graduate programs in mechanical and nuclear engineering. “We are very proud of our graduates.”