Fields of Study

Master's and doctoral degrees are offered in all major fields of engineering, and we are continually developing new programs.

Through many joint initiatives, students work on a wide range of topics including tsunami detection, bridge and infrastructure renewal, supply chain management, big data, and ways to improve health and wellness. Graduate students apply directly to our departments and programs. Visit the links below for specific program requirements, deadlines, research initiatives and faculty.

Degree Programs

General Degree Requirements

Master of Science (MS)

  • Requires successful completion of 30 graduate credit hours
  • Must maintain at least 3.0 GPA throughout program
  • Program formats:
    • All course option
    • Project option
    • Thesis option
  • Program duration: Typically three to four semesters

Master of Engineering (ME)

  • Requires successful completion of 30 graduate credit hours
  • Must maintain at least 3.0 GPA throughout program

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

  • Research-focused degree program
  • Requires successful completion of 72 graduate credit hours
  • Must maintain at least 3.0 GPA throughout program
  • Key component is dissertation, features original research
  • Major advisor plays important role throughout
  • Program duration: Typically five plus years from BS degree