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UVA School of Education and Human Development Offers No. 2 Best Online Graduate Education Program in the Country

The school tied for second place in the latest U.S. News and World Report ranking of online graduate education programs and was also named the top online education master’s program for veterans.

Laura Hoxworth

The University of Virginia’s School of Education and Human Development has again been recognized for offering one of the country’s best online graduate education programs.

In the U.S. News & World Report’s 2024 Best Online Programs rankings, the school jumped up 18 spots to tie for second place among more than 300 schools.

Three individual online graduate programs landed in the top five nationally, and all four of the school’s programs ranked by U.S. News are in the top 11:

  • Curriculum and Instruction: No. 4.
  • Administration and Supervision: No. 4.
  • Special Education: No. 4.
  • Instructional Media Design: No. 11.

In a new ranking released this year, EHD was also named the No. 1 best online master’s in education program for veterans, based on overall program quality and financial benefits to veterans and active service members.  

“Several of our students have enrolled in the program for a career transition into education after retiring from service,” said Anne Jewett, assistant professor and director of the M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction online program. “No matter what their professional goals are, we are thrilled to be able to offer flexible, affordable online options for our veterans and active service members.”

The overall rankings are based on five categories: engagement, peer assessment, faculty credentials and training, services and technologies, and student excellence.

“Offering a high-quality online learning experience for our students is very important to us, and our faculty and staff work hard to create a supportive, intentional, and rigorous environment that builds community for our students while setting them up for success after graduation,” said Catherine Brighton, senior associate dean for academic programs and student affairs. “It is gratifying to see those efforts recognized at a national level.”

Details on EHD’s online programs, including enrollment and application due dates, can be found here

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