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WVU online software engineering graduate program ranked in U.S. News and World Report top 30

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WVU online software engineering graduate program has been ranked in the top 30 Best Online Program by U.S. News and World Report (WVU Photo/Paige Nesbit)

The online software engineering graduate program at West Virginia University has been recognized as the 28th Best Online Program by U.S. News and World Report. 

Story by Adrianne Uphold, Graduate Assistant


The Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources software engineering program has consistently held rankings in the top 40 for four consecutive years. The program was ranked 39th just last year–jumping 11 spots in 2022. The program ranked 32nd in 2022 and 30th in 2019. 

Dale Dzielski, WVU online software engineering program director, said the program continues to be highly sought after because applied course assignments include real-world group projects, programming and problem-solving activities–offering some of the most innovative technology-based course delivery in the nation. 

“Our students and alumni work as software engineers in almost every industry, from software at Microsoft, online shopping at Amazon, entertainment at Disney, banking at PNC, government agencies like CJIS and the FBI, and in healthcare at WVU Medicine,” Dzielski said. “Their diverse knowledge they bring to the class adds to the synergistic learning atmosphere that is created in our online courses.”

The software engineering program offers elective courses on cutting-edge technical topics like mobile applications, data analytics and the Internet of Things, as well as classes focused on software project management and economics. This allows students to uniquely plan and shape their graduate education to best fit their interest and career goals. 

“In collaboration with course instructors, our program undergoes continuous improvement both of the offered content and delivery methods, which promote building state-of-the-art software engineering skills and engaging learning environment," said Katerina Goseva-Popstojanova, academic coordinator of the software engineering program and professor at the Lane Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering.



Contact: Paige Nesbit
Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources
304.293.4135, Paige Nesbit

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