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TAMIU Recognized for Two Top Degree Programs in the Nation Posted: 11/25/19

TAMIU Recognized for Two Top Degree Programs in the Nation


TAMIU's Master In Education Administration and Master of Public Administration get impressive national rankings.  

Two Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) degree programs have been awarded top ranking status by an online source. 

TAMIU’s Master in Public Administration Degree Program was ranked #21 among the Top 50 in the nation. The full ranking can be found here: MPA Program director, Dr. Peter Haruna, said the ranking in consistent with other rankings.

“As members of faculty of the TAMIU MPA program, we are excited about the consistent ranking of the program. Our mission is to provide quality professional knowledge, skills, and abilities to individuals seeking public service education in South Texas and we will continue to do so to be able to maintain and sustain the high ranking among the best public administration programs nationally,” Dr. Haruna said.

The University’s Master in Education Administration Degree Program was ranked #38 among the Top 50. The full ranking can be found here:

TAMIU College of Education Dean Dr. James O’Meara said the new accolade endorses and honors the College’s commitment.

“The College of Education is committed to preparing highly effective principals as we believe our school administrators are the catalysts  of social and economic impact at their  campuses, in their communities, and across the entire state of Texas,” Dr. O’Meara said. 

The 2020 rankings are calculated through a unique scoring system which includes student engagement, potential return on investment, and leading third-party evaluations. Intelligent analyzed hundreds of schools with comparable programs on a scale of 0 to 100, with TAMIU making it to the final list for two degree programs. 

The methodology uses an algorithm that collects and analyzes multiple rankings into one score to easily compare each university’s degree program. According to Intelligent, its site provides research to help students make informed decisions about higher education programs. The website offers curated guides which include the best degree programs as well as information about financial aid, internships and even study strategies. 

In 2018,  TAMIU’s Online MPA program was ranked No. 15 in online source, Master Programs Guide’s ranking of the Top 50 Online Masters Programs that Do Not Require the GRE. Also, in 2017, the  program was recognized as one of the most affordable online MPA programs in the nation by College Values Online. TAMIU’s Online MPA program ranked No. 13 in the Top 30 Values 2016-2017.

More information on the TAMIU MPA program is available at:

TAMIU’s College of Education, accredited by the Texas Board of Educator Certification, has a teacher certification exam passing rate of 95 percent. College of Education Graduates are employed in 153 Texas school districts. More information on the College can be found at 

Registration for the  TAMIU’s Spring semester  is now underway.  Classes begin Tuesday, January 21, 2020. For registration information, contact the Office of the Registrar at 956.326.2250, email , click on or visit offices in the Senator Judith Zaffirini Student Success Center.

TAMIU is celebrating its 50th Anniversary and its 25th Anniversary at its north Laredo campus throughout 2019-2020.  A dedicated website shares the University’s transformation from a hybrid upper-level university to a full doctoral degree-granting University. It includes a calendar of Anniversary events and more at

For more on the University’s story, contact the TAMIU Office of Public Relations, Marketing and Information Services at 956.326.2180, email, click on or visit offices in the Sue and Radcliffe Killam Library, room 268.

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