Graduate 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. Visit the links below for specific program requirements, deadlines, research initiatives and faculty.

Degree Programs A-Z

Which degree is right for you?

When choosing a graduate degree program, it's important to think carefully about your career aspirations. If you see yourself pursuing a career in academia, a research-focused MS or PhD might be a good fit. But if you're looking to develop more practical skills for the workforce, an all-course MS, MPS, or ME program could be a better option.

We also offer multidisciplinary programs that go beyond traditional divides in engineering and applied science disciplines. 

Master of Science (MS)

MS degree programs are typically three to four semesters in length and are usually more theory and research-oriented. MS students must complete 30 credit hours and maintain a 3.0 GPA or higher throughout the program. All programs include courses and a culminating experience. Culminating experiences vary by program and may include a portfolio, exam, project, or thesis.  

Master of Engineering (ME)

ME degree programs focus on technical skill development, and most are course-based (rather than research-based). ME students must complete 30 credit hours and maintain a 3.0 or higher GPA throughout the program. 

Master of Professional Studies (MPS)

MPS degrees are usually more interdisciplinary and focus on an applied field of study. They can typically be completed in 1 to 1.5 years, depending on entry term. MPS students must complete 30 credit hours and maintain a 3.0 or higher GPA throughout the program. We currently only offer a Data Sciences and Applications MPS

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Our PhD programs focus on research and typically take five to seven years to complete from a bachelor's degree. PhD students must complete 72 graduate credit hours and maintain at least a 3.0 GPA. Students are paired with a faculty advisor who plays an important role throughout the program. 

Visit our departments for more specific program requirements.