recently released its 2012 “Top Ranked Best Buys” featuring USD’s Master in Science in Administration / Interdisciplinary Studies at No. 13 nationally, ranking with online offerings by Texas A&M University, Oklahoma State University, the University of West Virginia and Florida State University. The rankings were calculated by comparing publicly posted tuition and distance education fees at 56 regionally accredited and regional candidate universities in the United States that offer 94 master’s degrees through distance education in the career areas of management and administration.

According to, this is a ranking of the least expensive online master’s and colleges do not pay to be included. Western Carolina University’s Master of Project Management earned the No. 1 ranking on GetEducated’s Best Buy list. The “Top Ranked” list is available at

USD’s M.S.A program is a cross-disciplinary program that provides working professionals with a convenient and flexible opportunity to earn their master’s degree completely online. The curriculum focuses on the application of theory and developing an intellectual framework for analyzing and successfully addressing challenges associated with the administrative environment. For more information about the USD M.S.A. degree, visit

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