Walsh MAED Named Among Best Online Programs by U.S. News and World Report

U.S. News & World Report has once again named Walsh University’s Master of Arts in Education (MAED) online program as one of the best for 2021. Walsh’s MAED program was ranked high enough to earn a place on the list of badge-eligible programs and therefore the right to be called a U.S. News Best Online Program. Out of the 300 programs evaluated nationally, Walsh is one of the highest ranked programs in Northeast Ohio at No. 108. This is the third consecutive year the MAED program has been honored. Schools are ranked according to their performance across a set of widely accepted indicators of excellence. 

“Our Walsh University graduate education online programs are taught by outstanding professionals with extensive P-12 and higher education experience, all with specialized expertise and highly committed to student success,” said Division of Education Chair Jean Defazio, Ph.D. “Faculty include state and national leaders in their respective fields and online education, assuring evidence-based, relevant practices that meet the needs of today's educators and school leaders.”

U.S. News award badges are widely recognized as symbols of education excellence. They cannot be displayed without official permission, and can only be obtained from Wright’s Media, U.S. News’s exclusive licensing agent. A full list of recommended programs for 2021 by U.S. News & World Report is available at

Walsh University’s MAED program addresses the needs of educators in their own journeys as lifelong learners. Candidates work with other teachers in an environment that promotes learning from each other. Working with faculty with expertise in the P-12 environment, candidates will extend their knowledge of providing better instruction for their students. The program provides resources and growth opportunities for counselors, administrators and other school personnel.

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Additional Honors: Walsh Online Programs in Nursing and MBA Recognized
In addition, Walsh earned U.S. News & World Report recognition for its Online Master’s in Nursing Program (#121 out of 173) and Best Online MBA Program (#224 out of 295).

U.S. News also ranked Walsh #39 in Regional Universities in the Midwest, #56 in Best Value Schools and #81 in Top Performers on Social Mobility. To access Walsh University’s profile page, visit