2021 US News Collat ResultsU.S. News & World Report has ranked the UAB graduate Management Information Systems (MSMIS) degree No. 12 in the nation. It recently released its latest rankings in the 2021 edition of U.S. News’s Best Graduate Schools guidebook.

The MSMIS degree program has steadily climbed the rankings during the past several years, rising six places from No. 18 in 2020. The program is the highest ranked MIS program in Alabama.

“We are pleased to find that our efforts in improving the MSMIS program have borne fruit,” said MSMIS program director Julio Rivera, Ph.D. “Our program’s continued improvement is not only a measure of our faculty members’ dedication to the program, but also a testament to our students’ engagement.”

U.S. News & World Report ranks online graduate business programs on five categories: student engagement, expert opinion, faculty credentials, student excellence and student services/technology. Of the 74 programs ranked, the MSMIS degree received special recognition for its outstanding faculty and its high student engagement – ranking No. 2 and No. 4 respectively in those categories.

The MSMIS degree program is fully online and offers concentrations in Cyber Security Management, IT Management and Business Analytics. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, students currently are not required to submit the GRE/GMAT for admission. Students with bachelor’s degrees not in an IT field interested in the MSMIS degree are eligible for the Bridge Program, which consists of six prerequisite courses teaching incoming students the basics of networking, computer programming, systems analysis and databases.

Other Collat programs also ranked highly on U.S. News & World Report’s list. The Master of Accounting online degree was ranked No. 24 in the best online graduate business, non-MBA category. Collat’s MBA online degree was ranked No. 62. Collat’s portfolio of undergraduate online degrees ranked No. 27 in the best bachelor’s in business programs category.

Collat’s online degree programs are accepting applications through May 1 for students starting in the summer 2021 term and August 1 for the fall term.