UIW Ranked Among Tops in Online Psychology

May 20, 2020

New Online Service has High Praise for Master’s Program

San Antonio – May 20, 2020 – The University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) has been ranked among the country’s Best Online Master’s in Psychology in the country coming in at No. 27. The ranking was published by Online Schools Report, a new authority in online education data.

Specifically, the website highlighted UIW’s Master of Arts in Administration with a concentration in Industrial and Organizational Psychology degree noting that graduates are eligible to sit for the Society for Human Resource Management exam with this degree. Online Schools Report cited the University’s active duty military discount and the fact that 90% of graduates in their survey rated the experience as “worth the effort” as factors in the high ranking.

“It is always an honor to be placed among the best in the nation in any rankings,” says UIW Provost, Dr. Barbara Aranda-Naranjo. “But this is really a credit to the work done by our faculty to address the needs of our students in an online realm and to the students themselves for having the foresight and desire to do whatever it takes to accomplish their goals. Service is one of the main founding principles at UIW and, in these turbulent times, our psychologists are front and center serving the mental health needs of our community and they should be recognized for that effort.”

According to the website, psychologists will see 14% job growth between 2018-2028, which is much faster than average across all employment settings. Increasingly, industries and businesses are hiring master’s prepared psychologists to guide organizational development, improve employee satisfaction and train leaders in effective supervisor-employee relationships.

Online Schools Report synthesizes data from the National Center for Education Statistics, the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Payscale, and the College Scorecard. Ultimately, colleges are scored based on their commitment to online education, admission rates, student satisfaction, alumni debt, and specialty in the program in question.