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nline graduate engineering program is one of the best in the nation

New Mexico State University's online graduate engineering program was named one of the country's best programs by the U.S. News & World Report recently.

gram, which began in 1997, gives students from all over the United States the opportunity to take courses via satellite television, Interactive Television (ITV), the World Wide Web, faculty exchanges and off-site classes.

"There were seven to eight courses available this semester and next semester there will be close to 12," said Bahram Nassersharif, a professor and the director of distance learning at the college of engineering.

With the program, students are able to obtain online master's degrees in mechanical and industrial engineering, and online graduate certificates for modeling and simulation. It takes about three years to graduate from the program.

"We are pleased that we are able to provide education not only to students in New Mexico, but also to students outside of New Mexico," Nassersharif said.

The magazine recognized 50 universities for having outstanding online graduate engineering programs, including Arizona State University, Stanford University, Texas A&M and the University of Texas at Dallas.