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Online Graduate Education Programs at Westminster College Recognized by U.S. News & World Report

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Posted on Monday, January 15, 2018

Westminster College was recognized by U.S. News & World Report for having one of the “Best Online Graduate Education Programs” in the country. Programs were ranked according to their performance across a set of widely accepted indicators of excellence, including student engagement, student services and technology, admissions selectivity, faculty credentials and training, and peer reputation.

Westminster College’s no. 197 spot in U.S. News’ national ranking of best online graduate education programs marks the success of the Graduate School’s decision in 2015 to create online versions of its well-respected educational offerings. This national recognition confirms that Westminster’s graduate students are receiving the same quality education that on-campus students have received for over 70 years.

The graduate program in education at Westminster offers online degree and certification-only tracks, including master’s degrees in education, school counseling, dual special education/reading specialist, school principal, school superintendent and the newly-added master of art degree in clinical mental health counseling.

The M.A. in clinical mental health counseling is a 60 credit-hour cohort program aimed at developing a professional counseling identity. The program features tracks in adult, youth and school counseling, with specialty study options in trauma and rural/distance counseling.

The Graduate School at Westminster offers rolling admissions, which means that students can enter the program during any of the following months: January, March, May, July, August or October. New courses start every eight weeks. This year Westminster will also offer more online classes for undergraduate students during this year’s summer session, which begins on June 4, 2018. 

For more information, contact The Graduate School at Westminster College at or 888-378-2779.