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U.S. News recognizes DePaul’s online programs

Psychology program ranks 16th in nation and business 20th

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This article was updated to clarify the online bachelor's program in business ranked by U.S. News and World Report.

In U.S. News and World Report rankings published this week, DePaul's online bachelor's degree program in psychology ranked No. 16 in the country for the first time, while its master's degree online programs in computer information technology ranked 66th.

The psychology program in the College of Science and Health offers two concentrations, standard and human development. Psychology faculty and instructors teach the online courses just as they do for courses on campus. "We see our online students as psychology majors like any others but who happen to be taking all of their classes through the online modality," says David Allbritton, associate professor of psychology. "We think this unified approach is one of the strengths of our online program."

The School of Computing has offered online master's degrees for two decades, says Ljubomir Perkovic, director of the school in the Jarvis College of Computing and Digital Media. "The programs have been very successful in attracting students from the Chicago area. The ranking of our programs reflects increased efforts on our part to market our computing online graduate programs nationally," he says.

DePaul's online bachelor's in business ranked 20th nationally. The School of Continuing and Professional Studies offers a Bachelor of Arts in Professional Studies with a major in business administration, which is designed for adult students who aim to advance to leadership or managerial positions in the workforce. Overall, online bachelor’s programs at DePaul came in at 74th nationwide.