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UHD Named One of the Best Online Master's in Management Programs


By Sheryl E. Taylor

More than 6,000 programs were analyzed; 68 hours of research using 27 industry experts, hiring managers, current students and alumni were consulted to identify the 2019 “Best Online Master's in Management Programs” in the United States.

UHD's Master's of Nonprofit Management made the list compiled by Online Master's of the nation's 47 best online management programs, even earning the distinction of "Best Multidisciplinary Program."

UHD offers a multidisciplinary master's degree program in nonprofit management, covering every aspect of the field. This program focuses on entrepreneurship, program management, human resources and more to give students the necessary skills to become leaders in nonprofit organizations.

OnlineMasters.com analyzed online programs across the country using methodology based on:

  • Academic Quality 40%
  • Student success 40%
  • Affordability 20%

“We are thrilled to be receiving this recognition,” said Dr. Laila Sorurbakhsh, Director, Master’s in Nonprofit Management Degree Program and Lecturer of Political Science at UHD. “The MNPM program prides itself on being interdisciplinary as our courses in political science, business, and technical communications are tailored to fit the needs of real-world issues. For this reason, UHD's MNPM program is not just ranked in nonprofit management, but in overall online management programs nationwide.”

This ranking complements previous honors for UHD's MNPM program, including a top 5 placement among Nonprofit Management Schools by Best Online Programs and a No. 2 ranking on the list of "Most Affordable Online Master of Arts in Nonprofit Management Degrees" from Affordable Colleges.

About the University of Houston-Downtown

The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) – the second-largest university in Houston – has served the educational needs of the nation’s fourth-largest city since 1974.

As one of four distinct public universities in the University of Houston System, UHD is a comprehensive four-year university led by President Loren J. Blanchard. Annually, UHD educates more than 15,000 students; boasts more than 61,000 alumni and offers 45 bachelor’s, nine master’s degree programs and 16 fully online programs within five colleges (Marilyn Davies College of Business; Humanities & Social Sciences; Public Service; Sciences & Technology; and University College).

For the fourth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report ranks UHD among universities across the nation for Best Online Criminal Justice Programs (No. 27 and No. 15 for Veterans) and Best Online Bachelor’s Programs.

UHD has the most affordable tuition among four-year universities in Houston and one of the lowest in Texas. U.S. News ranked the University among Top Performers on Social Mobility and awarded UHD a No. 1 ranking as the most diverse institution of higher education in the southern region of the U.S. The University is noted nationally as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, Minority-Serving Institution and Military Friendly School. For more on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit www.uhd.edu.