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WCSU online graduate degree programs earn top rankings by

DANBURY, Connecticut — Western Connecticut State University once again received top rankings from for its M.S. in Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) and M.F.A. in Creative and Professional Writing programs.

The university’s Applied Behavioral Analysis program was ranked No. 6 in the country for Best Online BCBA Master’s Degree Program and No. 13 for Most Affordable Online BCBA Degree Program for 2022. The graduate program was also awarded “Best Alumni Network” and “Best Master of Science Degree.” assessed and compared 292 education programs in 60 universities and colleges to determine the rankings for best online program, and 414 education programs at 82 universities and colleges for most affordable program. The ABA program is part of WCSU’s Education and Education Psychology Department, School of Professional Studies, which just earned important accreditation from the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

WCSU’s M.F.A. in Creative and Professional Writing program was ranked No. 20 as the Best Online Master’s Degree in Creative Writing Programs for 2022 and No. 21 as the Best Master’s in Creative Writing Degree Programs by The ranking for best online program was based on the assessment of 409 education programs at 164 universities and colleges. The WCSU program was also awarded “Best for Working Writers” and “Most Flexible.” compared 287 writing programs at 190 universities and colleges to determine the ranking for best master’s in creative writing.

More details about’s rankings can be found at provides unbiased research to help students make informed decisions about higher education programs. The website offers curated guides that include the best degree programs as well as information about financial aid, internships, study strategies and more. It combines Program Strength, Student Readiness, Return on Investment, Cost and Student Engagement scores to determine the Intelligent Score for each university, on a scale from 0 to 100.’s top picks are “highly-regarded, economical and equipped with the tools needed to teach their given degree.”

To learn more about these and other WCSU graduate and undergraduate programs, go to For more information, contact the Office of Public Relations at


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