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Online Graduate Programs Recognized by Fortune Magazine

September 27, 2022

Angelo State University’s online master’s degree programs in applied psychology, business administration and nursing have been ranked among the best in the nation for 2022 by Fortune magazine, a global leader in business journalism with a worldwide readership of nearly 5 million.

ASU’s ranked programs are the online Master of Science (M.S.) in applied psychology (No. 7), online Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.) (No. 14) and online Master of Business Administration (MBA) (No. 74).

Fortune released its national rankings of higher education degree programs as part of its new Education Hub. Criteria for the Fortune rankings included each program’s academic strength of incoming students, retention and graduation rates, and student enrollment numbers.

Dr. David Bixler Dr. David Bixler “It is an honor for our online master’s degree programs to be recognized by Fortune magazine,” said Dr. David Bixler, dean of the College of Graduate Studies and Research. “The fact that these programs are from different departments across the university illustrates the breadth of excellence in our online graduate education. This serves as testimony to the commitment of our faculty and their dedication to the success of our students.”

Fortune magazine launched its Education Hub in 2021 with its first national rankings for online MBA programs, and ASU has made the list of Best Online MBA Programs for the second straight year.

This year is the first year Fortune has released rankings for Best Online Master’s in Nursing Programs and Best Online Master’s in Psychology Programs.

More details on all of ASU’s online, on-campus and hybrid master’s degree programs are available at