Published on January 9, 2018 by Philip Poole  
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Samford University’s online programs continue to climb in US News & World Report rankings. The latest rankings recognize multiple Samford programs among the top in the country based on a variety of factors, including reputation, faculty credentials, student engagement and selectivity. 

The Brock School of Business Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) ranks in the top quartile at #68. Orlean Beeson School of Education’s Master of Science in Education (M.S.E.) programs rank #70 nationally, placing the school in the top-tier of graduate education programs.  

“These national recognitions affirm the quality of our online degree programs,” said Samford Provost J. Michael Hardin. “Our faculty have developed innovative curricula that meet the needs of our students and the market.”

Orlean Beeson School of Education offers several blended and fully online master’s level degree programs, including the M.S.E. in Elementary Education with Class A Certification, M.S.E. in Gifted Education with Class A Certification, M.S.E. in Instructional Design and Technology, and M.S.E. in K-12 Collaborative Special Education with Class A Certification.

The Brock School of Business M.B.A. is designed for the working professional, offering coursework online and on campus and allowing students to complete the degree at the pace and delivery method they prefer. M.B.A. students have the option to add a concentration in entrepreneurship, finance and marketing, or take advantage of a number of joint degree programs.  

“We understand that M.B.A. students are looking for an outstanding program that combines academic quality with a flexible and customizable plan of study,” said Howard Finch, dean of Brock School of Business. “The Brock M.B.A. is recognized by graduates and employers for equipping professionals to excel in today’s competitive business environment. This national ranking affirms the quality of the program and our commitment to student success.”

Samford University offers a number of online programs at the baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral levels. A full list of all online offerings can be found at 

Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.