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July 23, 2008
CONTACT: Ward Mullens
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GetEducated.com ranks EMU's engineering program as "Best Buy"

YPSILANTI — Eastern Michigan University’s distance learning master of engineering management program has been rated and ranked a “Best Buy” by the editorial review team of the Web site GetEducated.com.

“Since the program began in 2000, the master of science in engineering management program has been one of the fastest and most consistently growing programs at EMU,” said Professor Tracy Tillman. “It is popular because of its value and effectiveness for students, and because our graduates provide value and are effective for the companies they work for.  Quite simply, we practice what we preach - value engineering is a topic that is covered in many different ways in many of our classes. It is the approach we used when we initially designed the engineering management program and it is the approach that we continue to use for continuous improvement in our program and courses.”

EMU’s program, which costs $12,450, ranked 15th  among the 216 competing programs in the nation. The average cost of a distance master’s in engineering is $23,203.

“A Best Buy designation indicates that the master of engineering program has been reviewed and judged to offer a high-quality distance degree to a national audience at tuition rates well below the national average,” stated the review team.

GetEducated.com, LLC, is a consumer-oriented, online education research firm.

The online education survey ranks and recommends 28 engineering schools as Best Buy Online Universities, offering brand name graduate degrees online to consumers at tuition costs well below the national average.

GetEducated.com’s Top Ranked Best Values in Online Engineering Master Degrees can be accessed online: http://www.geteducated.com/rankings/best_engineer.asp

“Our curriculum is based on research that is used to define engineering management and its related disciplines - which is research that also is used to create various professional certification examinations related to engineering management,” said Tillman. “Being a professional certification-based program, our students gain extra value from our program by gaining the skills and knowledge they need to be prepared to pass one or more professional certification exams that are offered by engineering-related professional societies, in areas such as engineering management, project management, lean systems and manufacturing engineering.”

For additional information about EMU’s master’s in engineering management, go to http://www.ce.emich.edu/engineer/ or call 734.487.2040.


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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