VCU Engineering’s online masters in mechanical and nuclear engineering has been ranked in the nation’s top 50% by U.S. News and World Report.
The ranking weighs engagement – the ability of professors to create a rewarding educational experience for students – and peer assessment as two of its highest qualifiers. It also considers other factors like student GPA and faculty credentials.
Karla Mossi, Ph.D., professor and graduate program director for the Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering, oversees the program. With an average enrollment of more than 80 students, many working professionals use the online program to continue their education.
“It takes many people putting students first and working long hours to make our online masters in mechanical and nuclear engineering a success,” says Mossi. “I’m grateful for the people who make this program possible, and for the students who continue to exceed our expectations each semester.”
As the program grows, VCU’s Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering department employs new technology and techniques to provide the best experience for students. Many classes are at night in order to cater to the growing number of working professionals enrolled in the program. Staff and professors are also available outside traditional business hours to answer questions on topics that can range from registration to course material.