Compare Our Degrees

We have a program to fit your goals and aspirations. Use this chart to compare the graduate degrees we offer:

PhD

Doctor of Philosophy

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MS

Master of Science

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MEng

Master of Engineering

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Curriculum

Research degree comprising:

  • Advanced technical coursework
  • Dissertation
  • Teaching assistantship

Curriculum

Advanced engineering degree comprising:

  • Technical coursework
  • One of these options: Final Exam, Project, or Thesis

Curriculum

Industry-focused engineering degree comprising:

  • Technical coursework
  • Business coursework
  • Required internship

Duration

Average is 4.5 years

Duration

2 years

Duration

1.5 - 2 years

Consider if you are

  • Interested in leading specialized research efforts in academia, industry or a government lab
  • Motivated to publish peer-reviewed research with faculty advisers
  • Interested in presenting research efforts to professional and technical societies at conferences
  • Interested in careers that focus on research and technology development
  • Interested in working in a highly collaborative, interdisciplinary environment

Consider if you are

  • Seeking a career in research, or:
  • Wish to earn a master's as preparation to apply for a doctoral program, or:
  • Interested in working in industry in areas such as software and technology development, and product design
  • Interested in working in interdisciplinary research groups to gain practical research skills and/or project management skills
  • Interested in opportunities to co-author published research and present to professional peers

Consider if you are

  • An early career technical professional or recent graduate interested in pursuing a practice-oriented degree focused on industry or entrepreneurship
  • Interested in product development, engineering support and technology innovation
  • Interested in a curriculum that encompasses strong technical depth supplemented with core business fundamentals
  • Willing to gain real world experience through an internship or applied research experience

Application Deadline

December 1*

* Applications submitted by Dec. 1 are guaranteed review. Applications submitted after this deadline but before the closing date of Feb. 28 will be reviewed based upon availability of space and funding.

Application Deadline

January 1*

* Applications submitted by Jan. 1 are guaranteed review. Applications submitted after this deadline but before the closing date of Feb. 28 will be reviewed based upon availability of space.

Application Deadline

Fall: Jan. 15 (Round 1), March 15 (round 2)

Spring: Sept. 1

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