Columbia Engineering Ranked #1 for Online Graduate Engineering Programs by the U.S. News & World Report Four Years in a Row

Feb 02 2021 | Image Credit: Shutterstock

For the fourth consecutive year, Columbia Engineering is ranked #1 online graduate engineering program by the 2021 edition of the U.S. News & World Report. The ranking methodology centers on faculty excellence, student engagement, evaluation by peers, student services, and technology. Additionally, Columbia Engineering’s online computer science program was ranked #1 Online Master’s in Information Technology Program.

“Our commitment to excellence in online education, fostered by the tireless efforts of our dedicated faculty members and staff, allows us to maintain the exceptional quality of our programs while cultivating a supportive environment for our students,” said Mary C. Boyce, dean of Columbia Engineering.

Since its launch in 1986, Columbia Video Network (CVN), Columbia Engineering’s online education arm, has provided engineers, scientists, executives, and technical professionals worldwide an opportunity to advance their knowledge in engineering and applied science disciplines, and gain industry-relevant skills from world-renowned Columbia Engineering faculty.

“CVN serves a dual mission at the School of Engineering, providing unparalleled services to our online students and advancing educational innovation and hybrid learning in our on-campus programs,” said Soulaymane Kachani, vice provost for Teaching, Learning, and Innovation of Columbia University, and senior vice dean of Columbia Engineering.

CVN offers part-time online Masters, D.E.S., certificate, and non-degree programs in the fields of:

Applied Mathematics Data Science
Applied Physics Earth And Environmental Engineering
Biomedical Engineering Electrical Engineering
Chemical Engineering Industrial Engineering
Civil Engineering Materials Science
Computer Science Mechanical Engineering

“At Columbia Video Network, we prioritize our students, many of whom are full-time engineering professionals,” said Marina Zamalin, executive director of CVN. “To accommodate students during this pandemic, we have waived the GRE General Test requirement for Summer and Fall 2021 applications. For added flexibility, admitted MS students have up to one year to begin their coursework.”

In addition to graduate programs, CVN offers executive education courses and boot camps, as well as a portfolio of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) on Coursera and edX platforms.

CVN evaluates applications on a rolling admissions basis and is currently accepting Summer and Fall 2021 applications. To learn more about CVN, visit

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