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June 16 , 2005
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EMU online master's in engineering management earns national "best buy" ranking

YPSILANTI - Eastern Michigan University’s master’s degree in engineering management is one of the top 10 “best buys” in the nation according to GetEducated.com, America’s only consumer-oriented, online degree clearinghouse.

            With a cost of approximately $10,000, EMU ranked 10th in a field of 56 accredited institutions that offer a distance learning master’s degree in engineering . EMU was the only school from Michigan ranked in the top 25.

         “Our online engineering management program started five years ago. Our online courses cover the same content as the courses that are in our traditional, face-to-face engineering management program,” said Tracy Tillman, coordinator of the program. “It is a very popular program, with competitive admissions, and with many students enrolled from all across the world.”

         “One of the best aspects of the program is student interaction - not only do we have highly-qualified faculty, but many of our students have a great deal of professional experience, and share knowledge and applications from that experience with their fellow students in class. Because of our location near the Motor City (Detroit), most of our students have backgrounds in mechanical and industrial engineering, and work in design and manufacturing departments for the auto companies. But, we also have many students from all other engineering-related disciplines and many from the military as well. Literally, we even have rocket scientists in the program,” Tillman said.

         For more information about EMU’s online master’s degree in engineering management, go to http://www.ce.emich.edu/engineer/index.html 

Other schools on the list included North Carolina State University, California State University-Dominguez Hills, Mississippi State University and the University of Tennessee. The schools ranged in cost from $5,280 for an online master of engineering at NCSU to $67,000 for a master’s in engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. For the complete listing, go to http://www.geteducated.com/articles/top25bestbuyengdegreeonline.htm

Founded in 1989, GetEducated.com is a clearinghouse that does not accept advertising or listings from unaccredited online colleges or from colleges “accredited by bogus agencies.” The clearinghouse operates the Diploma Mill Police, a free online degree accreditation verification service designed to protect online degree seekers from fraud, and publishes a series of free, downloadable guidebooks to online colleges.

Eastern Michigan University is a public, comprehensive university that offers programs in the arts, sciences and professions. EMU prepares students with the intellectual skills and practical experiences to succeed in their careers and lives, and to be better citizens.

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Eastern Michigan University is a public, comprehensive university that offers programs in the arts, sciences and professions. EMU prepares students with the intellectual skills and practical experiences to succeed in their career and lives, and to be better citizens.

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